This wool/alpaca blend knits up quickly and beautifully with great stitch definition. I used a basic rib pattern and it's so pretty. I would have given it 5 stars but for the following: if you need to rip a few rows out, the yarn becomes somewhat fuzzy. So keep checking your work to avoid having to rip out rows. I also wish there was more yardage for the price. Regardless, it's a little luxury worth the price.
This was the recommended yarn for the Briarwood cowl designed by 44Loops and it is wonderful. The colors are vibrant and it has great stitch definition. It is soft to the touch and knits quickly. I finished the cowl in about 6 hrs. Great choice! I will use this again.