Classic Elite Duchess is made to complement its lighter companion Princess. The soft blend of merino, cashmere, angora, viscose and nylon add warmth and coziness to bulkier pieces. The colors of Classic Elite Duchess match Princess, so you can combine the yarns easily in one piece. Made in Italy.
I am using Duchess to make a large sweater, Mahonia from Rowan. It is a cabled project and the stitch definition is outstanding. It also knits as a true bulky, unlike many yarns that are just poofy but called bulky. It is not as soft as I expected, but still soft enough to be worn next to skin. For me, this yarn is very fast and in short time I've gone through 4 balls!
I'd like to give this yarn 3.5 stars. The finished product was nice, soft, and had good stitch definition as mentioned below. Great value at this sale price. But I didn't love working with it; it felt heavy and did not fly off the needles by any means.
I knit a beautiful scarf with this truly bulky weight yarn and it is very soft. The stitch definition is fantastic and the yarn holds its shape very well. The color is beautiful -- top turquoise and I would recommend this yarn to anyone. I would definitely use it again for a sweater or something. Very nice yarn.