It is light weight, and very easy to work with. It also does not unravel or flatten out while I am working with it, but rather it stays in the proper twist. Which, to me, is incredible, because I was using it in a very intricate pattern with a lot of open work and slipped stitches, but they were consistenly easy to pick up again when needed. I would recommend using bamboo or wood needles with this yarn, because it is cotton and is a bit more slippery than other fibers. I love this yarn, though, and once I am finished with my current project a dress for my daughter, I intend on buying enough to make a shirt for myself, because I would LOVE to feel this yarn against my skin!