View Full Version : SWTC Bamboo

04-15-2007, 10:38 PM
I bought some for a song recently over here: http://www.discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com/dbny/bamboo.html

Lots and lots of yarn! Anyway, I started swatching and found that it's got a little bit of a crunchy texture (for lack of a better word). And it's sooo slippery on my metal needles.

I'm curious, has anyone knitted and washed something made of this yarn? I'm wondering what you think of it.

04-16-2007, 08:52 AM
I am curious about what people have made with this also. I received two skeins of jade (I think) from my yarn swap pal and I am stumped as what to make with it. I will be knitting with bamboo needles though!

04-16-2007, 11:47 AM
I'm knitting with jade right now. it feels a little "crunchy" or fiberous. It is not as soft off the ball as the Royal Bamboo I used last time- BUT my swatch washed up softly. it has a nice drape. I'm making a cap sleeved summer top on size 8's (denise's).

04-16-2007, 11:55 AM
i also bought 10 skeins of sahara from discountinued... i am going to make dh the vest in 2007 knit it! for when he goes golfing

04-16-2007, 01:05 PM
I got a bag of Navy too and I'm planning to make Green Gable (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/2628822) for me, and a tank for my sis (pattern not chosen yet). It feels so cool to the touch. I haven't yet swatched it, waiting for my current UFO to be done. But I've heard several people mention over at Knitty that it washes up real soft. I hope so!

If you're a XS or S size, you may be able to make a tank like this blue one.
If not, I guess you could make a lacy summer shawl maybe with beads to add interest since you have such a nice light color. Won't keep you warm but just as an accent.
Let us know what you finally choose :)

04-16-2007, 02:01 PM
I think the last time I was a XS or S was early highschool! :roflhard: :rofl: But I did see that one, who knows, it might be the thing I need to get off my fannie and on that treadmill... :wink: :chair: mmmmmmaybe not!

Yea, I was thinking that I might make me a nice scarf, not sure about a summer shawl though, not too sure how a summer shawl would look with a tee shirt. :rofl:

04-16-2007, 09:29 PM
I love SWTC bamboo, mine has never felt 'crunchy' I have several skeins (I got from my sweet pal last swap!!!) waiting to be a shawl and accessories. I knit a lovely scarf with is, it knits up very well and has a nice slinky(for lace of a better word, LOL) like drape .
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/th_leaflacescarf4.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/leaflacescarf4.jpg) http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/th_leaflacescarf1.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/leaflacescarf1.jpg)

04-16-2007, 09:40 PM
rebecca, that is a beautiful scarf, can you tell me what is the name of it and how much yarn it used?

04-17-2007, 12:26 PM
Thank you, gosh, I can't remember the name, it's from either a Vogue or Interweave Knits from a couple of years ago....okay, I looked thru my magazines, it's "Leaf Lace Scarf" from summer/spring Vogue 2005.
Mine isn't exactly as the pattern, I changed the edges and then knit leaves sepately and sewed them on to each end. I used 2 skeins of SWTC Bamboo, it's quite long...a fun knit!

04-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Thank you! I am off to order the issue from Vogue. And 2 skeins, perfect for me!

04-17-2007, 05:00 PM
Glad to know this washes and gets softer.

I'm trying to make a camisole out of it, but I'm not too sure about how it's turnign out (too early to say, though).

When I did a swatch with size 7 needles, I kinda felt like it was too "airy" and too see-through. Does it get a bit fuzzy after washing? Because I would love to make a Picovoli http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/picovoli.htm with it but I would like it if I didn't need a tank top underneath.

I have 10 balls of the stuff, all in purple! I had no idea how much yarn that was with 200+ yds. each. I need to figure out what to do with it all :)

04-18-2007, 12:49 AM
phisch--I bought 10 balls of the jade; if you're up for a swap for half of it let me know. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to make with mine, but I'd like a fairly simple tank or summer top for a beginner.

04-18-2007, 02:52 AM
I haven't used this brand, but I made my first socks with bamboo sock yarn and yes, they got nice and soft after washing. The yarn is slippery when knitting, but fine with wooden needles. Bamboo is nice "next to the skin" yarn.