Ugh, it looks orange on a chocolate-brown couch here. Actually, it's pink with just a hint of coral on a medium grey couch.
Anyway, this yarn is a dream to knit with--so soft and just a hint of warmth from the wool. No itchiness at all.
SO glad I ran into someone at the local stitch & bitch who's done this! I have to Kitchener the band together before I knit the rest of it. Yoiks!