It is 60 % angora and 40% merino! Nice and soft. One thing, though, I try not to breathe in as I slip it on or little fuzzy fibers go up my nose! I wore it the other day, I forget what with, but it didn't shed on whatever it was. I noticed that it shed on my lap when I was knitting it, so I was a little worried about that. So far so good, but I only wore it once.