It was my first time using Merino Light and I loved it! It was soft, easy to work with and the varigation is gorgeous! The yarn does get a bit thicker in places and since I'm still a new knitter I found myself splitting the yarn in those spots. The Traveling Woman Shawl is a must knit for every knitter! It was a great way to learn how to read lace charts. I added an extra repeat of the first lace chart because I had plenty of yarn.