Just a tad thinner than Rasta yarn but still a super-chunky yarn that is beautiful to handle, wear and knit. I have absolutely nothing to say negatively about Madelinetosh yarn--I love its colors and its luxurious texture when knitted. Great yarn!
For a basic superwash yarn that's dependable and uniform, Cascade 220 Superwash cannot be beat. I have no complaints about this yarn, either for its workability or its wearability. As an added bonus, I've found that it can be worn by people who say that they have never been able to tolerate wool. They try this yarn and think they are wearing non-wool. Good range of colors and weights to work with in it as well.
This yarn tops my list for unique color, dye work and knittability. Madelinetosh gives great stitch definition, works well in the hand and colors never pool harshly. The yarn also behaves well if one has to rip out and re-knit. No pilling after wearing an item and it blocks well. Knit just once with this yarn and you will be hooked!
Extremely soft yarn to work with. Save this for your cuddly, drapy-soft projects that you want warmth from. The yarn has a slight sheen which is very attractive in the finished projects. So far I have made two large cowls from this and it is wearing well. Like all soft yarns it will bloom and throw some fuzzies but it has been tolerable I have had pure alpacas shed worse than this yarn will ever do.
Some of the most delicious yarn I've had the pleasure of knitting with Pashimina makes wonderful shawls and keeps one warm without added weight. Colors offered are another bonus with this yarn. I like this yarn better than cashmere for scarves.
This is some of the best hat yarn I've used. I have loose tension and put it on a size 11 needle to produce a watch cap that is wind-tight and heavy-duty for serious beach-combing on the cold Oregon beaches. One skein makes a watch cap with a golf-ball size bit left over. The yarn is wonderful to watch unfold its colors too. Great super-chunky yarn!