Merino wool and silk blend. Includes 300 yards, uncut. Equal to 10 skeins but priced less than buying 10 individual skeins.. Color is #12 Black, its a soft black, darker than a charcoal but not as dark as the DMC perle cotton black. Refer to picture. Half hank is uncut and suitable for knitting, crochet and needlepoint. Dye lot will differ from photograph.