I haven't finished the baby cardi but am enjoying knitting this cotton....and as I'm knitting washcloths from cheap Sugar and Cream cotton I have a great or not so great yarn to compare it to.
The colors are deep, rich and fabulous. I'm very pleased.
This is one of my favorite yarns. The feel is wonderful and the subtle sheen is just enough to add a special finishing touch to a project it can look very fancy or casual with any pattern. As with any Rowan yarns the color is rich and true. And I've never had a problem with splitting. For a crocheter I'd recommend an E hook, or F if you crochet to a tight gauge.