This is a beautiful soft cotton yarn with thick and thin slubs. The thick part of the yarn worms out slightly creating a cute three dimensional effect. It is slightly over twisted, so the fabric will "tilt" a little. About 6-8 balls of this will make a garment. This lace weight Japanese yarn is 100% cotton and comes in 24 gram (97 meter or 108 yard) balls. US size 3-6 needles are recommended.