This is a very soft and lofty yarn. It makes lovely sweaters and shawls. I use it in combination with our Rayon Metallic for tops, jackets and vests. The two yarns love each other; silky sparkle from the Rayon Metallic and softness from the Sock Plus. . Made in USA(SP) 80% superwash merino 20% nylon 420yards in 4oz #1-6 6st/inch on size 4 needles 8st/inch on size 2 needles.