This was an impulse purchase because it was on sale and I just loved the colors and texture of the yarn. It is Noro Sakura. Each skein is 40 grams and approximately 133 meters. The yarn content is made up of 36% rayon, 28% polyester, 18% nylon, 11% silk, and 7% lambs wool.
It kind of sounds like a kitchen sink type thing - just throw a little of everything in and see what you get. The result is really colorful and it has an interesting texture and feel in the skein. I'm really interested in seeing how it feels to knit.
I only have one skein of this color. It is color #6 by the way. But I do have several skeins of a couple other colors set aside that I was thinking of using for a sweater and a shawl.
Monika over at Smoking Hot Needles has written a lovely shawl pattern for Sakura that she calls the Sakura Cherry Blossom Shawl. It is a lovely free pattern she has posted on her blog. Check it out; it is beautiful. She has come up with some great sock patterns too!
I think I'll use this skein to swatch up and get a feeling for it. It does have some thick sections that Monika refers to as "pool noodles" and she's right. It kind of feels thick and spongy like that.So I think playing around with this first skein will help me decide what to do with the rest of the Sakura I have stashed away.