This item is a skein of two ply wool yarn. It is approximately worsted/aran weight yarn and measures 140 yards.
According to the Knit-Kard from Nancy’s Knit Knacks, the following needle sizes are recommended for a yarn of this weight:
US Needle size: 7 – 9
Metric Needle size: 4.5 – 5.5
Hook size: G – H
Gauge per inch: 4 – 5