This yarn is a fantastic blend of Merino alpaca and Milk fiber. It is a 2 ply DK 260 yard skein. Due to the amount of alpaca and milk fiber, finished products will have a nice drape. Needle size suggestion is US#6. The color is maroon and was dyed using organic dyed made in the US. In addition the yarn was milled in Pennsylvania at a custom mill. The natural color of this blend is a fawn and the effects of the dye make for a rich earth tone.