Shibui Linen is only getting 4 stars from me because of care that must be used when knitting with it. The yarn is crocheted into this thickness from one very thin strand of linen. Break one strand and the yarn unzips and you will have to unknit some to fix the break. This can easily be controlled by knitting with a gentle touch. Other than that it is wonderful to work with, and after soaking in Soak for one hour it become soft with a wonderful drape.
I have folks I knit for my kids who don't like wool, and this linen yarn is a wonderful substitute! It's cushy and drapey, and after a few washings is soft. The dark blue Suit is softer than the black Abyss, the dark grey Tar is softer than the lighter grey Graphite. I made the Stephen West Spectra scarf in the Shibui linen wedges lighter colored, matrix darker, my sons love them.