As with all yarns Malabrigo makes, Silky Merino is hand dyed to give you gorgeous depth of color. Each 50 gram hank of yarn contains 150 yards of 51% silk, and 49% merino wool. This yarn knits up well on a size 5 or 6 US needle, or crochets up beautifully on an E or an F hook. The silk gives drape, sheen, and sophistication to any piece, while the wool ensures you'll have a warm, and sturdy garment. This blend is a dream to work with.