This yarn is wonderful to knit with no splitting and the socks look as if they were made in 1942. They are so nice once knitted. I haven't had any experience of how well they wash since they were gifts.
I have so many of his Regia sock color designs and I love everyone of them. There was a particularly beautiful one that did a fantastic design called ember. I haven't made any yet from the aqua colored yarn but I'm certain i'll love it.