A three-ply hand-dyed pima cotton in variegated colors. It has a silky sheen, especially when used with long, flat stitches. One ply is about the same weight as a #5 pearl cotton or six plies of cotton floss or one ply of Persian wool. Separate the plies and use one or more in the needle.
For 18 mesh use one strand, for 13 mesh use 2 separated strands in the needle, and for 10 mesh use 3 strands separated in the needle.