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letah75
03-24-2008, 05:23 PM
Has anyone ever used this yarn? If so how did you like it? What is it like? Would you recommend it, and where did you get it?

Jan in CA
03-24-2008, 05:29 PM
I've never heard of it, but I got a lot of hits when I googled it on my knitting search engine.

http://www.recycledsilk.com/banana.html
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7871405
http://www.yarnxpress.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=62

Looks interesting..wonder how soft it really is..

tmsl
03-27-2008, 05:03 PM
A friend had a banana fiber of some kind...don't remember if it was called silk or not. What I remember was a stiff scratchy fiber that I can't imagine knitting with. I don't think it was what she expected.

threesmom
03-27-2008, 09:17 PM
I have had a skein in my stash for a while now - it is soft, shiny but it has this underlying squeak to it - I don't know how to explain it. On the label it says rayon, and the website says it processes it to what is "technically rayon." Feels more fibrous than what rayon normally feels like to me though. Mine is sort of thick and thin, and I think it would make a nice bag. I got it at Wool Peddler (http://www.recycledsilk.com/banana.html), and from what I remember, it was a good experience.

HTH

Sanibelle
03-28-2008, 11:00 AM
I used it last year to make a purse. It turned out great - I held it with a skein of Trendetters Segue and the purse turned out fantastic. It was fun to work with.

feministmama
03-28-2008, 02:26 PM
They'll make yarn out of anything!!!!!