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Arielluria
06-03-2009, 12:55 PM
I want to make DH some bamboo socks. I'm making some for a friend now who is allergic and it seems such a cool fabric. I've not found any sock yarn that doesn't contain SOME wool and we live in the South, so I'm still searching, JIC anyone can recommend ;)

Anyway, how will the bamboo wear as socks? Does anyone know???????????

imrachel
06-03-2009, 01:29 PM
I don't know if they wear as well as wool, but there are some good options to look at, all true sock weight yarns:
Panda Soy
Panda Cotton
Mary Maxim Bamboo Stripes
On Your Toes Bamboo

knitgal
06-03-2009, 01:36 PM
The bamboo socks that I made in On Your Toes Bamboo from S.R. Kertzer have worn well. I made them for my boyfriend's sister who is allergic to wool and she says they're her favourite socks. I have also recently seen them and they seem to be holding up well- and she is not the most careful person- so I think that's a good sign.

Here's some pictures of them:

Arielluria
06-03-2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks! And I will definitely look up those other yarns, I need more!

Arielluria
06-03-2009, 02:32 PM
It would be great if there were a web site where you could look up yarn by weight or type and see what users rated them.

knitgal
06-03-2009, 03:09 PM
Like Ravelry?

Arielluria
06-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Yeah...............:whoosh:Duh!

LadyFirelyght
06-03-2009, 04:12 PM
Yeah...............:whoosh:Duh!
Sorry... I lol'd. So hard.

Jan in CA
06-03-2009, 04:27 PM
:teehee:

Arielluria
06-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Sorry... I lol'd. So hard.I'm having one of those weeks/months/ and years!!!!!!!!!!! Knitting is the ONLY thing keeping me sane. That saying 'I knit so I don't kill people' is so true to life right now! :zombie:

auntcrafty
06-03-2009, 11:43 PM
I'm having one of those weeks/months/ and years!!!!!!!!!!! Knitting is the ONLY thing keeping me sane. That saying 'I knit so I don't kill people' is so true to life right now! :zombie:

:hug:

knittingymnast
06-10-2009, 10:30 AM
I've knit with bamboo blends and they have held up nicely.

Arielluria
06-10-2009, 10:42 AM
Did anyone have a hard time acquiring gauge with bamboo? It was my first time swatching with it and I started with the required size 3s, then 4, 5, 6 and 7 and I kid you NOT, I get the same gauge for ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eyes:

Arielluria
06-10-2009, 11:03 AM
FYI, for anyone interested in bamboo yarn, just got this in an email a minute ago, $300 worth for $85 & free shipping! 50 balls of some bamboo yarn which I am not familiar with. I'm not going to buy, but for future reference if anyone has used this and can tell me if it's a good yarn I'd appreciate it.

http://store.juliasyarn.com/50ba10ba20sp.html

imrachel
06-10-2009, 12:38 PM
Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, but doesn't that say wholesale?

margz3
06-10-2009, 04:13 PM
That saying 'I knit so I don't kill people' is so true to life right now! :zombie:

Then you better put a skein and some needles in my hands right now!! :zombie: Too bad they frown on it here at work :wink:

Arielluria
06-10-2009, 04:40 PM
:hug: I hope it gets better for you soon!!!!!!!!!!!! DH has had one of those weeks too.:hug: