This is my first time trying any Lorna's Laces yarn and it's beautiful! The colors are gorgeous and the yarn itself is smooth, round, and cool to the touch. It's got great definition and no fuzz or halo.
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.