Given that the yarn is made of wool and silk, I expected to see more shine, but it wasn't. The tweed color was beautiful. When I first handled it, I thought uh-oh. The yarn was so dense that it felt like rope. It felt like I was knitting rope, too. I made a scarf as a present for Christmas so I didn't have time to ship it back and get something else. Turns out that was a good thing. Once I washed it, it softened up substantially! Due to an accident, I had to wash it twice, and it became even softer after the second washing. I said this yarn was deceptive because I believe this yarn will just get softer every time it's washed. I was pretty nervous when I first received it, though!
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
After buying 3 skeins to use for a project, I ended up with a bag of little balls after I cut out knots. Its so very irritating and, in my opinion, unneccesary to produce skeins with knots. Whether the yarn wears well or is fun to knit is a side note at this point. There are many other lovely yarns that come without knots so I'll be looking elsewhere for this type of yarn in the future.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: I'm so sorry for the trouble you had. Please feel free to contact us at 800-367-9327 if you would like help arranging a return.