Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bamboo / Wool Blend Scarf

Wow! I just finished knitting a scarf with a bamboo / wool blend yarn that is absolutley beautiful.

I never worked with bamboo yarn before and I am amazed at how easy it is to work with. A few years ago I switched to wooden knitting needles and bamboo yarn and wooden needles are a match made in heaven. The yarn simply glides and seems to form effortlessly with the pattern.

I used traditionally cables on each edge and a braided cable through the center for this charcoal beauty. It is soft, warm and simply perfect!

Find more knit scarves in my etsy shop and artfire studio.


Cindy and Mindy said...

I LOVE this scarf. Makes me wish it were a little cooler outside to wear!

Danielle Barlow said...

I've never even heard of bamboo yarn! Does it differ much in texture from other yarns?

Valerie said...

Danielle - it's the first I've worked with it too. I must say it is incredibly soft and it just glides on the needles. Of course, my favorite is wool, but this is very close to my fav now!

Christie Cottage said...


I love yarn that glides off the needles!

Mycurrent knitting project does not glide! LOL

Almay Alday said...

That looks so soft and warm! I love bamboo, especially bamboo bed sheets, they are the softest!!