We think of Malabrigo Rios as a "luxury workhorse." It's a yarn you'll use over and over again, for everything from sweaters to shawls to hats to mitts. You'll love working with it. It's so soft, and the colors are glorious. It has a beautiful twist! Each 210-yard skein is made from 100 percent superwash merino. Suggested gauge is 5 stitches per inch on a size U.S. 7 needle.