These yarns rate 7 on "The Knitting-Warehouse Softness Meter". This section is noticeably softer than previous rankings and includes some of your wool blends and yarns marketed as "soft" by the manufacturers. The yarns get softer as you move through this range. There is a degree of grit in some of these yarns. However softness is starting to outweigh grit and there are hints of a creamy texture.