Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday - Yarn Tastings

Bamboo Splash by Wisdom Yarns

Bamboo splash by Wisdom yarns
5.5 sts/inch on US 6s
100% Bamboo
87 yards. Color 106

This is a machine created variegated yarn. You can tell by the regularity in the pooling. I love bamboo and hoped that I would like this yarn. It was a disappointment. It was too heavy. The gauge I got on US 6s was a bit smaller than the stated gauge and as you can see I ran out of yarn before my swatch was done. I got a gauge of 5.75 sts/inch. Maybe at this gauge it will not drag too much. The recommended patterns for this yarn are cabled sweaters. I could see that the stitch definition would definitely show with the smooth thick yarn.