This is no reflection whatsoever on Jimmy Bean's, but I was disappointed in the Interweave Press Winter edition. There is only one pattern that I'm interested in. I did love their Crochet Accessories edition, however!
Noro has quickly become my very favorite yarn! I truly enjoy each and every stitch while using this yarn. The quality is excellent - strong and consistent the colorways are beautiful and interesting and NO KNOTS in any of the skeins I used for my large project. I'll be back for more of this yarn!
This yarn is so-so and not something I'll order again. One of the skeins was so badly tangled that I ended up throwing it away and it pains me to throw ANY yarn away! I didn't enjoy working with this yarn. It split too much and the drape isn't that great.
I'm sorry to say that this is one of the few yarns I would NOT purchase again. I bought a large quantity to crochet a poncho and EVERY skein had a knot. In addition, this yarn was filled with a lot of vegetable matter - much too much for commercially spun yarn it had more vegetable matter than yarn my husband spins from our own animals!. In addition, the yarn is weak and broke several times during my project.