I have been really impressed by the quality of Herrschners yarn. Unlike other brands, I have experienced absolutely no splitting whatsoever and when I have to rip out several rows due to my own errors, sometime multiple times, I can't believe the yarn does not separate! It has held together beautifully. I'm seriously considering making Herrschners brand my only go to yarn. Plus, you ALWAYS know where the starting end of the skein is as they tag it so it can be easily found. What a concept!!