I absolutely had to have this yarn once I'd touched it! It is heavenly soft! As another reviewer mentioned, it is pretty hairy or fuzzy, and it does shed a lot while unknitted. Once it's knitted up, it seems to shed less but will definitely transfer fluff to other things. To me, it is soo worth having such a soft wool to work with. I'm knitting a sweater for my 2 year old and it was important that t not be itchy. The yarn is very consistent and of excellent quality too.