Learn more about some of the major fiber types!
Bamboo yarn does not have much memory, but has beautiful drape. It is extremely soft and comfortable for next-to-the-skin wear. Bamboo contains natural antibacterial bioagents that stay in the fiber even if it has been washed many times, and is also hypoallergenic. This makes it great for baby items or for people with lots of allergies.
If blended with a fiber that has memory, it is also great for socks or sportswear because it wicks moisture away from the skin quickly.
Bamboo yarn is derived from the cellulose in the bamboo stalk. The fiber is unique in that it contains an antibacterial and bacteriostasis bioagent that stays in the fiber even after the garment has been washed 50 times, making it unusually good for antibacterial purposes (in hospitals, for example).
The fiber’s cell structure is made of microscopic holes that provide for extremely rapid moisture absorption and evaporation, giving it an excellent ability to breathe.
Here are some projects that our customers have made with our bamboo yarn:
- Type of fiber: Cellulose (derived from plant)
- Hand: Heavy and excellent drape
- Care: Machine washable and dryable
Source: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes
This 100% bamboo yarn in rich shades of burgundy, black, and dark and light browns has incredible drape, softness, and sheen. This is a great blend to use for slinky dress patterns, luxuriously draped scarves and cowls, silky soft baby blankets, or fitted tank tops. CARE: Machine wash and dry (or lay flat to dry).