Mana is 100% Mulberry Silk. It is hand dyed and the result is a playful light and dark saturation. The resulting knit or crochet fabric is soft and flowing not only in its hand, but also in its color. The fibers create a flowing, drapy fabric. Best for short sleeve or sleeveless tops, shawls or scarves. Would be a great addition when mixing with other yarns for a multicolor, multiyarn fabric. I personally knit this yarn in the Hitchiker, changing to a lace weight mohair after each bind off point, in a classy stripe pattern, using a US#9 needle throughout.