This is an unusual yarn made from 100% linen. Beautifully translucent, it is the same yarn as Shosenshi linen paper but it is hand dyed. It has a very thin coating of a viscose sizing, so feels crisp. The sizing is permanent, though it will soften with use. Great as knitting yarn for jackets, etc. You will need 3 skeins (6 oz.) for a long sleeve garment.