Warner: This unique skein of yarn is a twist -some call it the "candy cane" yarn-using white wool plied with different shades of black and gray wool. This yarn is a 3 ply Sport Rambouillet Wool Yarn.with 300 yards/4 oz. skein. Suggested needle size is 3-5, 23-26 stitches per 4 inch square. Naturally Dyed in the studio with Coreopsis, a plant that we grew in our dye garden. Coreopsis can give colors from yellow to orange to pinky-orange. We will be sure you have a close match if you order more than one skein. This one can be tricky to match each time and because of the nature of the plant, dye lots are very small. Feel free to call or email before you order and talk about the options!! 775-722-8173 or firstname.lastname@example.org Hand wash gently. High Desert Fibershed Certified Product.The wool for this line is sourced from The Bare Ranch in California. This line of Yarns are all squishy and will bloom when blocked. The yarns are processed and spun at Mountain Meadows Wool in Buffalo, Wyoming using a combed preparation. This technique ultimately reduces piling of your finished product. These yarns truly are a luxurious product that you are sure to LOVE!