Let's first start by saying that we absolutely love the fabric that Filo produces. It's light, has crisp stitches and an amazing drape. Getting there requires a bit of love but it's worth the journey.
Filo is very slippery. Once the ball label is removed, the ball falls apart. We recommend placing the entire ball in a zip-lock plastic bag to keep it contained.
We also recommend using wooden needles with fairly sharp tips. As with cotton or linen, there is no elasticity so it's a little tough on the hands. We recommend having a nice wooly project on the side so you can give your hands a break every now and then.
If you're doing a lace pattern, placing a lifeline at frequent intervals is highly recommended as once a stitch is dropped, it unravels easily.
Filo may not be the easiest yarn to work with but it's definitely worth it!