My overall experience so far (haven't finished knitting scarf to see how it washes up) with this Peace Fleece yarn and color is completely satisfied. The few intermittent flecks of other colors are barely perceptible, sometimes not at all -- absolutely do not override the beautiful Georgia Rose color (my initial concerns put to rest). Am using size 11 knitting needles (their label recommends #8s, so as yet cannot speak to that). Yarn is a bit coarse - like old world, tho yarn stitches slide well on my bamboo needles. I love the color! I love the yarn. Thank you, Peace Fleece.