What makes bamboo eco-friendly? As a plant it is fast growing and the canes can be “harvested” leaving the plant in tact – making it a sustainable crop. Also, like hemp, it isn’t prone to pests – meaning less pollution. The resulting yarn is practical: absorbent and antibacterial, as well as beautiful: drape and luster. What is even better – the variety! There are so many different bamboo yarns to choose from:
Clockwise from the top: Bamboo from SouthWest Trading Company, Bamboo Tape from Rowan, Royal Bamboo from Plymouth Yarns, and Bam Boo and Bam Boo Print from Classic Elite.
And bamboo just gets more interesting when mixed with other fibers – Bamboo Silk from Ella Rae is a blend of 70% bamboo and 30% silk. This is an incredible yarn, cloud-like. It would make the perfect shrunken sweater to throw over a summer dress. So please, step into the plant fiber room and you will be amazed by all the knitting options available!