I loved the Newport jacket so much that I wanted another one in a very different fiber. You know Kochoron is one of my favorites, so that's what I used. Yes, Kochoron sheds like a bunny. Yes, Kochoron often has knots in the skein. Yes, Kochoron is pricey. I know all this, but still, when you see the finished project, you just can't help yourself.