I'm not sure what about this yarn was supposed to be deluxe. I found it to be splitty and difficult to work with. It was not at all as soft as I expected I actually found it to be rather coarse and unpleasant. It didn't have much bounce at all to it, either, so I found it difficult to use for colorwork. It does felt nicely, but since I don't generally felt anything, this does nothing for me. They really should change the name to generic scratchy wool and save the deluxes for the merinos, bfls and corries. This is the stereotypical itchy sweater yarn. For an inexpensive 100% wool yarn, Patons Classic is much better.