Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blocking Soie Bambou

There's been some interest in how the new Elann yarn, Soie Bambou, is knitting up. Here's the pre-blocking swatch. With very little tension added in the blocking, this grew only a half-inch or so. It's *very* drapey. This is the color 'Rouge'. I enjoyed knitting with this. It has a bit of the feel of a raw silk or silk noil, but not so rough. With the 65% silk, 35% bamboo content, there's not much springiness.

1 comment:

Yarnhog said...

I've been leery of bamboo yarns since reading about some disasters with stretching, stiffness, splitting, etc. Did you wash the swatch when you blocked it? If so, did it become stiff as a result?