100% alpaca 3 ply black sport weight yarn is a bright black. Each skein is 200 yards and is USA mill spun from our own alpacas. Even though this is 3 ply sport weight yarn, this yarn is a little heavier than the other 3 ply sport yarns I also have listed. The yarn is fine and is very soft against your skin. The price is per skein, and I currently have 12 skeins. Since discovering alpacas, I won't knit hats or scarves with anything else. Email for shipping since the weight depends on how many skeins you purchase. I prefer FedEx or UPS ground, since I have had issues with USPS. I do not mark up shipping.