This yarn was lovely to knit with - a beautiful raw kind of feeling and the finished garment looked beautiful. However, .... upon washing my opinion changed a lot. Although i handwashed it gently, i lay it flat in filtered light and it hardened somewhat. It was no longer soft, rather it had a crunchiness that spoiled it somewhat.
I thought the fibersphere would be a bit gimmicky and break soon after i got it, but it is absolutely fantastic. It rolls around, keeps the yarn neat, tidy, clean and tangle free. I wouldn't hesitate in buying another
The colours are beautiful and the structure is fun but it can be tricky to knit. I bought this to knit fairy clothes for my girls' fairies - there was no 'give' in the yarn which made the garment look uncomfortably tight (even for a fairy)
I love my Paws Off - Red bag. It's small and terrific for carrying around a crochet project or small knitting project (although the knitting needles might stick out a bit). There's even a pocket in there for your keys or mobile phone.
Apart from the occasional woody fibre, and the typical 1 - 2 knots in every skein I purchased, i absolutely adored this yarn. It knits up quickly and beautifully. I've knitted 3 garments from Iro, a jacket (Galliano) and a shorter cardigan (done twice). Apart from the 2 annoyances mentioned above, this is a fantastic yarn and will not disappoint. I'd happily knit more and more things with yarn
i really enjoyed knitting with Renew. The garment (Periwinkle) knitted up nicely but i found it stretched a bit widthways after a few wears. It's lovely and warm without feeling heavy. A lot of the colour bled when i immersed it in a SOAK bath.
Would happily knit with it again but maybe not for a sweater / vest.