Ultra Pima is our favorite cotton yarn. It is 100% Pima cotton, is smooth and has a slight sheen to it. It works up beautifully and washes well. The colors are fantastic. Each 100 gram skein has 220 yards (200 meters). The gauge is 22-24 stitches equals 4 inches on size US 5-6 (3.75 - 4 mm) needles.