This yarn is beautifully soft and smooth and lovely to knit with, giving good stitch definition. It is an Italian spun 100% Merino Wool, and is made using the finest parts of the fleece to give an exceptionally soft yarn - it's often known as cashwool and is ideal to wear next to the skin. Hand dyed/painted 2-ply fine lace/cobweb weight (1,500m per 100g) 100% Merino Wool. Perfect for extra fine and delicate shawls and scarves, especially those in traditional lace patterns such as Shetland and Estonian stitches. Ideal for our Abbey's Shawl design.