This yarn is beautiful and soft. However, I have had problems with breakage and weak places in the strand. It completely pulls apart and has been very frustrating knitting a scarf and most recently a hat to match for my sister. I contacted customer service and it was suggested I wind the yarn from the end of the hank rather then the beginning. It didn't solve the problem.This is the second purchase I have made of this particular yarn and I am having the same problem.