Alphonse really enjoyed modelling this cowl just before Christmas. It is very soft and light weight. It is not for the dead of winter. It's dressier but warm. Not for the freezing cold. Just for when it's a bit chilly. It is all synthetic yarn. The multicoloured brown with the loops has a touch of plum and the multicoloured feathered yarn has a palette of purply colours. The light brown has a twinkling speck through it. It's very cuddly. It is 70cm top to bottom in its folded state and I knitted it on my bamboo number 4 needles. It was really nice to knit.