I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn. Its pretty soft, yet sturdy, and the colors were perfect for my shawl. I haven't blocked yet, but I'm sure it will only soften and look more lovely. Will definitely use again.
I love Malabrigo and have worked with the worsted and twist a few times. Either they changed something in the manufacturing process or this was a bad batch. But, my yarn was a bit hairy and less buttery soft, the color was kind of dull and unimpressive, and it bled like crazy when I blocked my knitting!! I soaked it twice and it still stained the towel I squeezed it out on. Hoping this was just a fluke and a change in Malabrigo's standards.
I love Malabrigo yarns and have worked with the worsted before, so I knew what to expect. I will say that I was a little disappointed in the cocoa color. It doesn't look as dark and rich as it does online. It seems lighter and a duller brown. That being said, this is soft, squishy, and lovely, as usual.
This yarn felt a bit scratchy and rough while knitting and just seemed kind of difficult to work with. The final product came out nicer than I expected, softer than when knitting. But, overall I was kind of dissatisfied with it. Not as soft as you'd expect an alpaca/wool blend to be.