I made this warm cardigan during the recent very cold weather and I was so glad I did because it kept me warm during the -5 deg temperatures. I bought the wool in America. It's a worsted and a bit thicker that our DK here in the U.K. It's somewhere between DK (double knit) and Chunky so it took a bit of getting used to. I love the colour - it's a rich dark brown, with different coloured flecks in it.