Noro's unique hand-dyeing process gives this plied yarn vibrant, complex color. This silky soft plied yarn is heavy worsted weight and brings the lovely striping and colorwork of Silk Garden or Kureyon to a cotton blend. This Japanese yarn is 40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, and 15% nylon and comes in 100 gram (200 meter or 220 yard) balls. The gauge is 16 stitches per 4" square in stockinette. US size 7-8 needles are recommended.