This is such a soft silk, and itf eels like the nicest cotton. Simply knitting this on no. 6 needle, the thick part of this yarn worms out and creates a pattern by itself. 1 oz. will make a scarf, 2 oz. will make a shawl, and 6-8 balls will make a garment. It is also great to dye! This fingering weight Japanese yarn is 100% silk and comes in 28 gram (116 meter or 130 yard) balls. US size 6-8 needles are recommended.