Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
Cirrus
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 98
Thanks: 18
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Bamboo yarn for socks?
Just started socks to be made as a gift, and I noticed the yarn is 75% wool and 25% bamboo not nylon as I thought. Will this make a sock that will wear well with no nylon?

If they were for me, I would consider it an experiment, but since they are a gift, I want to be sure I'm giving something worth giving!

Thanks.

PS The yarn is TREKKING PRO NATURA
Cirrus is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 05-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
Plantgoddess+
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 1,734
Thanks: 284
Thanked 569 Times in 512 Posts
What little bit of searching I did says that the bamboo is added to make a stronger yarn so I would think that it would be great for socks. I didn't see any washing instructions.
__________________
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead
Plantgoddess+ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Plantgoddess+ For This Useful Post:
Cirrus (05-31-2008)
Old 06-01-2008, 02:30 AM   #3
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
I don't know about the strength factor, but the addition of bamboo would make for a nice soft sock yarn. :-) Luxurious.
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #4
knitlover
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Dear Cirrus,

I knitted some socks from my husband last summer from bamboo yarn such as you describe. The yarn was soft, very nice to work with and appears to be very strong. I think you've made a good choice! The only problem I noticed with it was that the yardage on the ball was rather sparse. So, in using two balls of the yarn, I really didn't have enough to finish both socks. And my local yarn shop - from whence I had purchased it - didn't have any more in black, which was the color I was using. But, they did have purple, so what I did was to start both socks in the black that I had and knitted them to about the middle of the foot - and finished both in purple bamboo yarn that I bought to supplement my black. So, now my husband has a pair of black bamboo socks - with purple toes! It's our little joke!
knitlover 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
Socks that Rock, SWTC Bamboo, Sereknity Laceweight mwedzi Buy/Sell/Swap 0 06-24-2009 05:40 PM
Bamboo Socks.....Do They Wear Well? Arielluria General Knitting 16 06-10-2009 04:40 PM
Is Bamboo any good for socks cacunn General Knitting 3 04-16-2009 08:06 PM
Socks with bamboo? feministmama General Knitting 1 02-17-2008 09:25 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 AM.