When I got this yarn, I noticed that it is loosely plied and I was concerned that it would split as I was crocheting. I was pleasantly surprised as I crochwtd my swatch. I single crocheted and used a 4 (G6) hook and a gauge of 5 stitches/inch, making a 4x4 swatch. The hook glides easily through the yarn and the yarn felt good in my hands. It is also a sturdy yarn. I can see making a summer top or wrap with it or even using a double strand and making a table topper or runner. I definitely recommend this yarn.