Has anyone every tried using bamboo yarn? When I was at my LYS the other day, they had some. It felt a bit like a very smooth cotton, but more like silk. It was quite a light thread (maybe finger or DK). It felt very nice to the touch, but I’m just wondering how it knits up.
I have. It knits up very soft. I’ve been told, however, that it weakens when wet, so be careful when washing. I made a purse out of it and I love it.
I have a couple of balls of bamboo sock yarn, but I have yet to knit it up. Everyone I know who has complains that it splits really easily while working with it. That drives me nuts, so I keep putting it off:teehee:
I’ve knit a pair of socks with it. They are soft, but not warm. It does split easily too.
has a lovely drape, is stretchy, and soft. it is splitty, but try using a different size/type needle until you are comfortable with it. I made a camisole out of Royal Bamboo and it is lovely. it steam blocks really well, and needs the blocking after each washing to keep the shape.
I used bamboo yarn to make this wrap; this particular yarn was “splitty” but some other yarns are in a chain like weave. it was very soft and had a great drape.
I’m making a feather and fan stole out of bamboo yarn, and I absolutely LOVE it. This one is a chainette yarn, so not at all splitty. It’s not super soft right now, but I’m told that it softens up with washing, so I’m looking forward to that.
It’s smooshy and yummy and oh so soft knit up. Of course I like to just sit here and pet it.
I absolutely adore bamboo yarn - yes it does split a bit, but it’s so smooth that it doesn’t really become a problem… it’s so smooshy! I made my sister in law a scarf from some cream bamboo and loved every minute of it, and am now loathe to give it to her
I made a Christmas tree ornament with panda cotton sock yarn. It split some, but not enough to bother me. I just had to be more careful. It is super soft, and I found myself putting down my needles often, just so I could touch it. I’ve just got to make myself a pair of socks with it.
Wow it sounds like a wonderful experience just to knit it. When I go to my LYS to treat myself to my first dose of Malabrigo maybe I’ll also pick up some bamboo yarn to play with! This is my new years gift to myself - I just can’t justify anymore knitting related Christmas gifts to myself - project bag from Silver and a LanternMoon silk needle case. Every day I’m so excited to see the mail!
I used Classic Elite Bam Booto make this scarf. It came out beautifuly soft with great stitch definintion. But - it stretches [I]a lot.[/I] Reminds me of how cotton behaves. It feels wonderfully squishy and soft.
I was given two skeins as a gift. I knit a scarf and I didn’t have any trouble with it at all. I think maybe it was a Bernat yarn. ???
It is very delicate yarn. It’s merely these frail bamboo fuzzies with some other thread wrapped around the outside. I wouldn’t use bamboo yarn for anything you wanted to last several years. It is good for a change of pace, though, for a different sort of scarf, etc.