I love NORO's Taiyo yarn. I have knit several garments with it and am very pleased with them all. This yarn glides through your fingers and is soft and hangs beautifully. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I found after my first swatch that it does stretch quite a bit after washing it a few times. I really punish my swatches and I'm glad I do. Be sure and knit anything you make with Taiyo a bit tighter than you would normally because it will grow the first few times you wash it. It does wash beautifully other than that. Be sure you swatch, measure, then wash that swatch a few times, then remeasure before knitting your garment. If you take the extra time you will end up with a garment people will stop you on the street to admire and you can wash in the gentle cycle of your machine.