This is the PERFECT gift for a knitter - great yarn, great pattern and lots of little goodies to make it interesting. I bought one for myself, even though I don't even wear nail polish and am so pleased with it. Once again, Lorna's Laces and SOAK have a winner!
I was really hoping the Bigger on the Inside color would be more of a Tardis blue, in otherwords, more towards the royal/blue-purple spectrum, but it leans more to teal/slate blue. HOWEVER - Solemate is lovely yarn to work with. I've knit two pairs of socks from it to rave reivews from family. I had better results knitting 8 stitches per inch than the label's recommended 7 stitches, but your mileage may vary. The yarn is soft, wears nicely and feels light according to my husband. All of my knitworthy family members are clamoring for socks from this NASA fiber yarn, and there's a color to suit everyone, including several guy friendly shades.
Very nice laceweight yarn - reminds me a little of Alpaca With a Twists' Fino. Has a nice ply to it - not a sticky laceweight like Malabrigo Lace, which quite frankly drove me nuts. If you're going to spend hours and hours knitting lace, why not get something elegant, soft but sturdy. This yarn will probably hold beadwork nicely.