I substituted this yarn in a pattern that called for Swans Island, and I have no regrets. I used the light gray and it has a soft heather look that is very attractive. It knits up beautifully with a nice stitch definition that's soft and a little squishy. I prefer this yarn over Cascade 220 and will absolutely use it again.
I'm kind of a OCD cleanly knitter... I place all my projects into bags and have all my yarn that I'm not currently using in nice clean totes and so when I order I like to also receive yarn that is kept clean from freight dirt and sometimes I haven't received such service even upon requesting it...so when I ordered from Jimmybeans I wasn't going to hold my breath or anything I was just going to hope that they'd take the same care as I would have...WELL,...I was pleasantly surprised when I received my order not only did it come within 2 DAYS of placing the order BUT they package it in a bag to keep it clean from freight dirt!! I am VERY HAPPY With the service and product care I've received from Jimmybean's and I will make sure I do more of my shopping from them in the future!!!