This yarn is 100% merino wool in the colorway Mullbery #229. It knit up quickly and is a 1 on my itchy scale. I had no problems with this yarn. I like the subtle shading of this yarn and the smooth feel. According to my research this yarn has been discontinued even though I just received it from the Yarn of the Month club. Anyway I did find several companies still carrying it and the price is averaging $17.00 per 191 yard skein. It comes in pretty colors and I think it will make nice garments.