Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
cookworm
Working the Gusset
 
cookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,243
Thanks: 219
Thanked 88 Times in 69 Posts
I am dying to try this yarn!!!
Since I don't have a LYS nearby and have to rely on the retail yarn "trinity" (Michael's, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby), I'm limited on whatever natural fibers these stores sell.

Anyway, Michaels just had Bernat's Bamboo yarn on sale; not sure if it still is, but I WANT TO TRY THIS YARN!!!! It seems so soft! Has anybody used it yet? It's not very economical (only 63 yds./57m per ball), so I can't buy like 20 balls of it, but any ideas of a smaller project that I could make using it that would be something up against my skin? It's a bulky weight yarn; gauge is 14 sts x 20 rows = 4" on size 10 (6.0mm) needles. (crochet pattern ideas are welcome, too, if anybody comes across something)
__________________
I'm "the mean twin".


I'm on flickr, too!
I love to knit shawls...after all, a girl can't have too many shawls!
cookworm is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
Lisa R.
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 950
Thanks: 88
Thanked 256 Times in 220 Posts
scarves, gloves and hats are always good for smaller amounts of yarn!!
__________________
Blessings,
Lisa R.

I'm Knittermom9 on Ravelry
Lisa R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
lactosefree
1st Leg of the Journey
 
lactosefree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 218
Thanks: 66
Thanked 66 Times in 52 Posts
Originally Posted by cookworm View Post
Since I don't have a LYS nearby and have to rely on the retail yarn "trinity" (Michael's, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby), I'm limited on whatever natural fibers these stores sell.... Anyway, Michaels just had Bernat's Bamboo yarn on sale; not sure if it still is, but I WANT TO TRY THIS YARN!!!! It seems so soft! Has anybody used it yet?

I received 4 skeins of it from my secret santa at work. I haven't used it yet but have been wanting to make the Vegan Silk scarfwith it. It appealed to me so much that I'm willing to stray from a knit pattern and crochet.

Unfortunately I was given 4 of the same colors for my present - which of course normally makes sense, but in this case I need 2 different colors.

The funny thing is that I have the opposite problem from you! I live in SF and there are tons of LYS around, but you need to leave the city to find a commercial craft store. The closest ones to me are Beverly's and Jo-Ann's but I went to both of them and found out that they don't care the Bernat Bamboo! I found out that Michael's carries it, but you have to cross the Bay Bridge to get to it! - It's really not THAT far, but what a pain in the bum.

I also have a co-worker who used this yarn to make the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's super soft and holds the cables well. She said it was a bit fluffy at first, but turned out great after it was washed.

If you're on ravelry, they have lots of projects listed for this yarn as well. That's where I found the Vegan Silk Scarf pattern.
__________________
Susan
Tales of an immunosuppressed knitter

lactosefree is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dying cotton yarn? meowmeowmeow How-to Questions 1 01-31-2010 12:35 PM
Dying Yarn wildflower38 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 6 05-10-2007 12:37 PM
dying yarn? EssenceRose General Knitting 3 07-29-2006 08:55 AM
Oh boy.... dying and yarn.. Jan in CA Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 2 02-26-2006 03:31 PM
Talk to me about dying your own yarn please ecuzzacrea General Knitting 3 02-05-2006 11:49 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 PM.