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Old 03-09-2006, 06:00 PM   #21
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Hey now no controversy here on this thread that I can read. My own comments were ment a little toungue n cheek. Sorry if it did not come off that way!

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So... anyone else? I am hoping that this yarn is silky and cool to the touch and would work for a summer sweater but
Personally I think the bamboo is quite soft and silky. But its just my opinion. Its about the same softness as long staple cotton. Just not as slick as silk. Perfect for a summer sweater! And when you tell people its made of bamboo then your sweater is quite chi chi too!
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:53 PM   #22
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I wasn't particularly GAAAAH over the yarn, it did seem quite similar to cotton.
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I guess I didn't think it was "soft" in comparison to a fuzzy type yarn, but it's certainly not scratchy. It would be a nice weight for the summer!
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:24 PM   #24
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Once again! You guys have come to my rescue! Yeah!!!

Quirky, I took it as very tounge in cheek but then... I LOVE getting my hair cut and figure sheep must too! And yes, I imagine that I will get plenty of reaction when I tell people that it's made of Bamboo! Chi chi, indeed!

Julie, that was what I was looking for! I do so love cotton but... sometime it's nice to try something different and this certainly qualifies as different!

And Mer... I would really rather not have fuzzy for the summer sweater but will keep this in mind. I was afraid that it was "scratchy" and that will certainly not do with 90+ degree temps and 80%+ humidity!

OK... now the quest begins. I shall attempt to find at my LYS some bamboo yarn. Thank you all for your input and I will keep you informed on the progress of my quest! (And why I suddenly have the lines, "What is your name? What is your quest?" running through my mind is a mystery! :rofling: )

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I bought some Plymouth Yarn Royal Bamboo at my lys and it was only $7.70/skein 93 yards. Haven't made anything with it yet. But if feels VERY silky nice almost microfibery silky soft.

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WEBS has Plymouth Bamboo for $6.99/skein...very pretty colors!

http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/p...yalbamboo.html
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Again, thank you all for your input!

I did a LYS run today but they do not have any bamboo in stock... it arrives in April!!! They are getting the Plymouth and I can't wait to feel it! The early reviews from the women at the shop were very positive and the owner said that she plans to try a summer sweater in it! Sounds perfect!

Anyway... I'll let you know when I get some but really appreciate all the help!

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