I'm new to crocheting and I've been buying whatever I could find in local chain stores, but I recently found this yarn from Berroco and I absolutely love it. It's soooo much softer than anything in the chain stores and fabulous to crochet with. I'm currently making a block afghan with 7 colors. I only have 1 small comment and that I have come across two knots (out of 6 skeins so far). I would definitely buy again.