I knit my daughter-in-law a sweater using it. The sweater grew and grew and grew. I knit her husband a sweater using the yarn as well...all about the same time. He ended up giving the pullover to his wife. She used it for a bathrobe, it grew so much.
This yarn (the curls that make it so adorable) eventually loosens up and the garment stretches beyond belief. The body heat and moisture might activate this response...like a muggy day relaxes all of your freshly curled hair!
I knit a lapghan for myself using this yarn. Of course, I thought, a lapghan won't matter if it stretches. It didn't matter. But it pilled so much in the wash that it looked like it had a disease. Very disappointing. The fringe? It split apart at the ends so badly that I had to give the fringe a haircut every week.
That's my only beef with this yarn...it doesn't hold up over the long haul. Doesn't hold its shape, doesn't hold its pretty appearance. :pout:
Other than that...it was a delight to knit...and the colorways are outrageous.
I feel totally [COLOR=Red]embarrassed[/COLOR] that the two gift sweaters ended up as bathrobes. I wish I had never used this yarn. Never again, for anything. It's not worth the time and effort. :wall: If I ever give them another sweater, I'm sure they'll be thinking: "Oh no, here she comes again...with another monstrosity..."
Anyway, that's my experience.
Others may have had wonderful results with their sweaters, scarves and blankies.
Here is a view of the blanket I mentioned, even after I plucked pills for an hour:
Here is the fringe, with normal use, no washing machine: