The wonder of Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool is its natural fibers, and natural lanolin which make this yarn pretty much waterproof! Perfect for bulky sweaters and accessories, this yarn has fantastic stitch definition so it will bring out your cables and stitch patterns beautifully. The color palette includes solids, heathers and tweed shades, all undyed, so that you could dye this yarn if you wanted; you could felt it - and it is a fantastic yarn to use for homeware. Cushions and blankets look absolutely stunning in this natural yarn. Worsted weight, this yarn will knit up on US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or crochet on a H (5.00mm) hook. Please note: Birch Tweed (202) is not 100% wool and skein size is different. It is 6 oz and 348 yards. It is also made of 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon.