This fun, thick and thin yarn is perfect for your spring and summer projects. It self stripes and has a think silk strand with occasional slubs for added texture. This Japanese yarn is 52% cotton, 17% silk, 17% wool, 9% rayon, and 5% nylon and comes in 50 gram (110 meter or 120 yard) balls. The gauge is 16 stitches per 4" square in stockinette. US size 8 needles are recommended.