LION BRAND-Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn. Grown and spun without the use of pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. The dyes used to create these beautiful colors are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard by the Institute of Marketecology. Nature's Choice is a soft, versatile yarn that is so easy to work with and perfect for everything from baby blankets to fashion items. It is good for your knitting and good for the planet. Weight category: 4, 100% Organic Cotton, 3oz/85g (103yd/94m). Gauge: knit: 16 stitches x 21 rows = 4in (10cm) size 9 (5.5mm) needles, crochet: 10 sc x 12 rows = 4in (10cm) size J (6mm) hook. Care: hand wash (max.temp.104F/40C), dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron. Made in USA.