Nilo 5 is 100% Pure Egyptian Mercerized Cotton. This is Linen/Lino (589) & comes in a 100g ball. It is a classic cotton with a twist to the left that gives it a knits up as a pearl look & is silky to the touch. It works up as a 4ply/Sport weight yarn. It is perfect for your Spring/Summer wardrobe but can also be used to make lovely lightweight baby garments. Each ball of Nilo 5 measures approx 280metres/306 yards. It is machine washable on a 40 wash.