Opal's Schafpate 4 sock yarn has all the durability you expect from a wool/polyamide blend, plus the fabulous and fun self-patterning stripes and spots you love from Opal. Schafpate means "local sheep," and this yarn line promotes a “buy local” concept. The wool for Schafpate 4 is grown and processed in Germany, then the yarn is spun and printed in Germany, so Schafpate 4 has a smaller carbon footprint and keeps the local fiber industry strong. This is a great sock yarn at a fantastic price. Made in Germany.