When knitting especially the darker colourways some colour residue might stick to your hands. This is neither toxic nor while it affect the yarn, but it can be avoided by washing the skeins with a splash of vinegar prior to knitting. This is also recommended when knitting with different colourways to prevent bleeding.
Material: (according to regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011): 70% wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
Material (according to manufacturer): 70% bluefaced leicester, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
100g skein, recommended needle size 2.75-4.0 mm (US 2-6), 402 m (440 yards)