Farfalla Organic Worsted is a roving yarn core wrapped with fine threads for a fantasy texture. This organic cotton yarn is not only hand brushed, but hand harvested & wood vat dyed by hand with organic eco-friendly dyes. Small variations in color may result from the artisanal process which adds to the beauty & uniqueness of this yarn. 100% certified organic cotton yarn & fair trade. This color is Vegan & low impact eco-friendly dyed. This yarn is hand brushed so the texture is irregular, rustic and very soft. Weight: 50g; Length (average) 70 yds 4 sts.=1" & 6 rows=1" (stockinette) Needle size: 7-9 Crochet hook size: I-K This yarn is made by native men & women in Peru, which makes it very special. They earn more than their country's set minimum wage. They are provided food and a very nice atmosphere to work in. There is no exploitation of children or slaves wages. This is what "Fair Trade" means. Buying this yarn helps to promote a better life for the artisans and their families.