Azalea is a wonderful cotton blend that consists of four thin strands that stick together without being spun together. This allows for the most amazing color gradients! The combination of cotton and acrylic results in a light and remarkably comfortable yarn that is both breathable and soft. The acrylic adds some elasticity to the yarn, allowing it to keep its shape and is not as heavy as a 100% cotton. The large, lovely 200 gram cakes run an impressive 800 meters. The beautiful color variations happen smoothly throughout the entire ball, one thread at a time. This results in a stunning, slow color gradient.