The Ecologico by Schachenmayr is such a soft yarn. It's soft on the ball, but it becomes so much softer to the touch when it's knit up! And I really like the overall tweed pattern that it creates. It reminds me of an old L.L. Bean sweater that my Mom had years and years ago.
The colors are really natural and earthy, perfect for those friends and family who want a handknit "something" that will go with just about anything. You know, the people who can't decide what color they want, they just keep saying, "I don't want anything too loud or bright."
I know that my husband and brothers would really dig anything made up out out of this yarn. But knowing me, they probably will all be getting hats!