Created by semi-nomadic women, living in India's High Himalayas, this cashmere yarn is handspun by the women who have lovingly tended their cashmere goats for generations. This yarn also represents a new chapter, empowering these women who have severely limited means of earning an income at 14,500 feet. During the winter months when it is brutally cold, the women are able to come to the center, stay warm, work on their knitting and spinning, and enjoy the company of their fellow villagers. Approximately 225 yards. You will be so very impressed by the consistency of spinning. Recommended needle size #2 or #3, depending on desired gauge.