This wool comes from the hardy little sheep that live on the beach in the Orkneys and eat seaweed. I actually had some of the mutton at a lovely restaurant in Kirkwall and it was delicious. So not only lovely yarn, this is a 4ply weight, but yummy too. I did also buy some double knitting and aran weight to play with as well. It comes in a range of natural colours from off white to black. This is dyed from an off white one. I am using the scarf pattern that came free with the wool. Its called cats paw lace. Very easy but looks hard.