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Old 12-29-2015, 01:16 AM   #1
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100% bamboo stretch and ease
Good day all,

I have some 100% bamboo 4-ply yarn, with which I would like to knit a pencil skirt. Do I need to put a zip into the skirt, or will I be able to knit it in the round and just slip it on?

Some points to consider:
  • I have crocheted with 100% bamboo before. It was tightly spun and the finished fabric had zero stretch. The yarn I am using now is loosely spun, and the post-blocking tension samples stretch to roughly 150% of their relaxed width.
  • The skirt will be two colours, with some stranding. Will this affect the stretchability?

While I have been knitting for a few years, I have never used this specific yarn for this specific type of garment, so the assistance of those in the know is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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Bamboo doesn't really have much stretch. If you want something truly fitted I'd go for the zipper.

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Thank you for your response.

I definitely want my skirt to look sleek and fitted, so I'll take your advice.
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