It's quite a high wool content yarn - rather course but very warm. I used a new stitch - the crochet book calls it 'leaf stitch', essentially it's chain a multiple of 2 +1, and then 2DC (treble in US terms) into the third chain from the hook, miss the next stitch, 2DC in the next stitch, miss a stitch and continue. I love the effect, simple but quite dense and therefore very warm.
They are oh so warm and I'm very pleased with them. I do love crochet, it's so quick - Bonnie's blanket is now 14 squares by 12, and I'm hoping it won't be too much longer before there is a big 'ta dah' post!
Hope you're having a happy and peaceful weekend where-ever you may be :)