I ordered this 3/2 cotton to try it out, and the colors are just beautiful. It seems to be a very nice yarn, and I can't wait to use it on my next project. I love the colors I ordered--it should make some very nice towels for my guild! The only thing I don't like at the moment is that it doesn't have a lot of sheen, but I can live with that little flaw (in my opinion). I guess I'll see how well it works when I get it on the loom!!
I ordered and used 3 colors of this fiber for kitchen hand towels and was surprised by how easily it was to work with. It has enough "oomph" to stay where it's put in the warp and the weft. I worked it a 10 dent and note the weave stands out. I've pleased so far with it in the towels I'm using.
I've been excited to get my Beam stash since last summer and when it finally arrived, I decided to try using it for a couple of garments. I made a short-sleeved jacket and a clasped weft T-top. I'm very pleased with the results. Beam is beautiful, soft and lustrous. It is a heavier yarn but I was excited at how nicely the textures showed through in these plain weave pieces. The natural (undyed) color is particularly soft and worked well for the top. I'm pleased to see that Gist is offering more cool tone colors to the palette. I look forward to using Beam again in the near future.
I almost don't even want to write this review because I don't want everyone else finding out how good this yarn is and buying all of it up! :) Beam is absolutely fantastic. I've been weaving for many years, and it is unquestionably the best yarn I've ever used. It has a lovely sheen, which I didn't expect because it's unmercerized. It feels absolutely delightful and it makes a gorgeous fabric. Ten stars!