Looks like cotton, feels like cotton, but priced like acrylic! Cascade's North Shore yarn is a super-soft acrylic yarn that has the sheen of a mercerized cotton. We've worked up a crochet sample of single crochets, through the front loop. Delightful result that tells me it would be great in baby blankets. Lightweight for newborns with many bright colors. Crochet or knit in lace for summer tops. Consider a large knit or corchet bed cover. Washes great and is a great price. North Shore acrylic yarn comes in solids and is also available in prints. Another Cascade Yarn success story!