A beautiful, 'rustic' yarn. Soft, knittable, lots of drape. Alchemy Rustico is a thick and thin style yarn with the appearance of being Hand-Spun. It's 100% Tussah silk. Tussah silk is the strongest of the silks and is produced from the Tussah worm, which eats primarily oak leaves.,,Rustico is 100% Silk.,105 yards on a 70 gram skein,3 sts per inch on US 10-1/2 needles,Hand wash, lay flat to dry.