This 100% synthetic yarn made by Brassard has the look of mercerised cotton although it has a firmer hand. It can be machine washed and dried and is useful for those who dont want to use animal fibres or for those who want to avoid laundry disasters. It is also very economical. Although it doesnt have the absorbency of cotton it can be successfully substituted for cotton in items such as scarves, table mats, blankets and runners and can be substituted for any other yarn with a similar count. It can be machine washed and dried. Supplied on a 227g spool.1530m/1680yds per spool.