I used this yarn for the first time because it was the yarn used in a boy's sweater pattern - my first - and not only did I like how it looked but I trusted that it would be durable and easy care. The hanks are squishy and soft, which is a great start. The yarn does not split, even with using a G hook and crocheting back loops only for the entire sweater. No pilling so far. I was working fast on this sweater to meet a Christmas deadline, and my fingers weren't chafed or rubbed by the yarn despite working with it for 60 hours in 10 days. The yarn has kept its nice spring and texture after crocheting, with excellent stitch definition. Frogging was no trouble either. I used the color oats, and I'm pleased with the subtle heathering in the color. I'm so pleased with this blend my favorite by far that I'm considering using this one for another sweater instead of the yarn used in the pattern.