Without a doubt, this is the best yarn that I have ever used. The stitch definition is incredible. The yarn looks good in both the smooth and the textured sections. There is absolutely no halo which makes the stitches pop like crazy. There were no knots in the skein. I am very favorable impressed with this product and will be ordering more. The customer service at Jimmie Beans is also very prompt. I live in California, and my package arrived in two days' time. I will be ordering from them again.