Plied 100% merino, 185 yards (169 meters, 50 grams, 26.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches, US 2 - 3 or 2.75 - 3.25mm. Worsted-spun, pill-resistant. When a yarn is worsted spun, all of the fibers are aligned, and lay together nicely. It means that the yarn has a fabulous stitch definition, and is also ‘prickle-proof’. Some customers pick up Gems and feel how soft it is… and don’t believe it’s really wool! It is! It’s a 22 micron, 100% merino made from South African wool from non-mulesed sheep.