I purchased this yarn at a LYS while far from home one day. I fell in love at first touch. I am allergic to wool, and have never made a garment for me. I saw the shrug pattern from Plymouth and the rest is history. It is working up well, feels great (no itchy) and is a joy to work with. I had my first joining of skeins and it was so easy and it is not at all perceptible. I will make more things with this yarn, it is just a joy and well worth every penny.