The yarn, well, it was yarn that I got from someone at my knitting group. It was really old and the tag was written in Swedish, so not sure what it was. It was a thick and thin yarn in 55% cotton and 45% acrylic. It looked nice in the end, but if I had the choice again, I would not use it. The thick parts of the yarn hid the pattern of the scarf in some spots. If I do the scarf again I'll probably just order some thin silky yarn instead .