I just bought some of this at a knitting store and it is the softest yarn I have ever knit! I litterally sped home so that I could get it on the needles. It is not plied (or is that considered single ply) the way Malabrigo Worsted is. It is so soft and silky. There were no knots in it when I wound it and after making a hat, I had nearly alf a skien left. I am truly in love. I though it was funny that is smells a bit, well, like Alpaca, as it is natural and has no dye. The smell disappeared after a bath. Even though it is not dyed, the colors are still quite beautiful. I am in LOVE!
I am a crocheter, and I have been using this yarn for several years. It is unsurpassed in silky softness and is fantastic for hats and mitts. The price is very reasonable and the yarn is amazing. It is incredibly warm and wonderful to the skin while crocheting up nice and soft - never stiff. I plan to make more hats and scarves and (hopefully soon!) a jacket with Eco Alpaca. I also recommend Eco Wool by Cascade.