Malabrigo Sock is a smoothly-plied merino wool sock yarn that has been treated so that it's machine-washable. While it is great for socks, it also is an ideal yarn for shawls and garments, and it's color range and variability make it an ideal candidate for the faded and multicolored shawls that are so popular right now. 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 440yds/100g. Recommened Needles US 1-3, or Hook B-E.