Be Sweet Bamboo!

Ooooh, I do love to knit with Be Sweet Bamboo! Actually, there’s one thing I like more than knitting with Bamboo, and that’s wearing something that I have knit using Bamboo!

Summertime knitting is here and at only US $9.60 per skein, (down from the regular price of $12), this is one luxury yarn without the luxury price tag!

Here are a couple of my designs using Be Sweet Bamboo:

ELKA PARK

Elka Park - 1

Elka Park is my best selling design using Be Sweet Bamboo. Designed as an alternative to the T-shirt, and slightly oversized, Elka Park features details to keep your knitting interesting and attractive.

ELka Park - 2

Worked in the round, and starting at the bottom, with a purl border, before the 2×2 rib trim.

The main body of Elka Park is worked in stockinette stitch, with simple cables running up the sides, to break up all of the, otherwise plain, knitting.

Elka Park - 3

After the divide for armholes, the yoke is worked in an attractive wave stitch, created by knitting alternate sections of elongated stitches.

Elka Park - 4

There are lots of lovely colours of Be Sweet Bamboo to choose from:

Be Sweet Bamboo - Solids - 1Be Sweet Bamboo - Solids - 2

Elka Park pattern details:

To fit Chest: 32 (34, 36-38, 40, 42-44, 46, 48-50)”/81 (86, 91.5-
96.5, 101.5, 106.5-111.5, 117, 122-127)cm

Yarn
Be Sweet Bamboo
(100% Hand Dyed Bamboo), 110yds/100m,
1.7oz/50g.
7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) Skeins of #622 Silver Green

Needles
1 24”/60cm or longer US 3/3.25mm circular needle
1 24”/60cm or longer US 7/4.50mm circular needle

Gauge
22 stitches x 26 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch in
the round, using 7/4.50mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Tools Needed
5 Stitch Markers
2 Stitch Holders
Cable Needle
Tapestry/Darning Needle

 $7 PDF pattern

 

MINK HOLLOW CARDI

Mink Hollow Cardi - 1

One of the qualities I love about Be Sweet Bamboo is its wonderful drape – I wanted to show this off in a waterfall inspired cardi.

Mink Hollow Cardi - 2

Starting with the central cable, you pick up stitches, and knit outwards, each side worked separately, and seamlessly.

Mink Hollow Cardi - 3

The body and sleeve edges are trimmed with simple lace stitches. The centre fronts are bordered with a dropped stitch ladder, and garter stitch trim, to form a neat edge.

Mink Hollow Cardi - 4

Wear open and flowy or use a shawl pin, like these from Romi Designs, to close the fronts at the shoulder or waist. The perfect cardi for sultry, Summer nights.

Mink Hollow Cardi pattern details:

To Fit Chest: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)”/81 (86,
91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5, 117, 122, 127)cm

Yarn
Be Sweet Bamboo
(100% Hand Dyed Bamboo), 110yds/100m,
1.7oz/50g.
12 (12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16) Skeins of #667 Light Aqua

Needles
1 24”/60cm or longer US 5/3.75mm circular needle – Can also
be worked on small circumference circular needle or double
pointed needles if not using Magic Loop method
1 24”/60cm or longer US 7/4.50mm circular needle – Can also
be worked on straight knitting needles if preferred

Gauge
22 stitches x 26 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch,
using 7/4.50mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Tools Needed
Cable Needle
2 Stitch Markers
3 Stitch Holders or Waste Yarn
Waste Yarn for Provisional/Invisible Cast On
Tapestry/Darning Needle

 $7 PDF pattern

Whatever you choose to knit with Be Sweet Bamboo, the experience will be a rewarding one!

Happy Summer Knitting!

H xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 


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