Manhattan is a beautiful yarn that moves from matte cotton to shiny nylon to shiny rayon to matte nylon in random stripes. Manhattan's effect is gloriously subtle and syncopated. Sure, there are stripes--but they are irregular and broken into random lengths. The play of matte versus shine is really spectacular! Prism is able to dye Manhattan with their exclusive double dye methods, producing even more variations in stripes. Totally interchangeable with Tencel but with a slightly dressier feel and look.