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Be Sweet Bamboo Yarn

100% Hand-dyed bamboo yarn in both solids and multicolors is just the ticket for spring & summer knitting.
Got Bamboo (Yarn)?
If you don't, you should have - this incredibly lustrous Bamboo yarn is fabulous to knit with, smooth and silky, yet very light and dry. Yes, I know it sounds as if I'm describing a fine wine - well, almost! This fits the bill for summer and early fall in a number of ways: first, its light. Second, it's insulating, third, the colors are to-die-for. This is a light weight yarn - not quite a worsted, yet not fingering. and would work well for a tank, or an openwork shawl.

This yarn is no longer being produced. We will match your skeins as best we can, but this is a hand dyed yarn and will vary.

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100% Bamboo Yarn
50 grams/110yds
21 stitches and 30┬árows over 4”
in stockinette on US 5
(Please note- this yarn is now carrying the label of the dyer - Vinnis Colors. The care has also been changed to handwash. It is the same yarn, but no longer labeled with BE SWEET)

Free with your purchase - the bamboo swing cardigan pattern - 10 Skeins

Solid Bamboo Yarn Colors

bamboo yarn       Bamboo Yarn  
  604 Mustard   608
  609 Seagreen
Girl Pink   Royal   Grey   Emerald   Flame
Sand   Dune   Garnet   Red Violet   Baby Pink
Baby Blue   Camo Green   686 Blue-Grey   Silver Mint A   Silver Mint B
Bamboo Yarn   Bamboo Yarn      
  614 Lilac   615 Pale Sky***   623 Champagne   625 Jade
630 Stormy Sea   636 Deep
  Indigo   638 Blue
Bell ***
  639 Storm
Bamboo Yarn     Bamboo Yarn    
  645 Sugar Purple   648
  650 Spark   Spring Green
  Bamboo Yarn   Bamboo Yarn    
Aqua***   656
  662 Tiger   664
Bamboo Yarn        
667 Lt. Aqua ***   668 Violet   670 Peach   673 Crimson   677 Dark Denim
685 Aubergine                
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Where does bamboo yarn come from? Bamboo yarn is derived from the bamboo tree native to the Asian continent and is used to make a variety of cloth materials. There are several different types of bamboo yarn, but most claim to be 100 percent treated bamboo and eco-friendly. The reasons for this enthusiasm is two-fold: first, bamboo has been used naturally for many years in China, Japan and the other nations of Asia, and creating products from the bamboo allows the cultures to keep their heritage intact and make use of the same materials they have had for generations.

Most importantly to lovers of this naturally produced fiber, bamboo as a plant is considered environmentally sustainable, as it requires no pesticides to enhance its growth and is one of the most easily replenishable plants in the world, growing swiftly as long as there is a dependable source of water nearby. The products made from bamboo are durable and biodegradable - one of bamboos neatest characteristics.

How is bamboo yarn made? Bamboo yarn is created through a distillation and bleaching process that is very similar to how paper products are made from other kinds of trees. The wood and leaves of the bamboo tree are harvested and ground into small parts. These parts are then steeped in a mixture of water and chemicals until they become soft, and then shredded apart until the individual fibers of the bamboo are released and form a pulp. This pulp is easy to manipulate and can be bonded again into many different shapes, but first it must be processed. The pulp is run through several filters that take away unwanted contaminants and unnecessary particles and then put through a bleaching process that turns the pulp white. Once the pulp is whitened, it can be dyed with a variety of different colors, bonded again into long fibers and wound into yarn.

What are the special qualities of Bamboo Yarn?
As a fabric, bamboo, when the fiber is treated correctly, becomes soft and flowing, with a tendency to take on color well and strong water permeability. This means towels made from bamboo yarn can easily absorb liquid. Clothes made from the same are both breathable and sweat-resistant. Bamboo yarn is also used to make mats, stockings, bed clothes and undergarments. Other types of bamboo yarn go to making surgical clothes, masks and other types of medical cloth. This is due, in part, to the qualities of the naturally present chemical in bamboo wood known as "bamboo kun," which resists pests and bacteria. Advocates of bamboo claim that these chemical continue into bamboo yarn and help fight bacteria in its diverse forms.

Read more: How Is Bamboo Yarn Made? | eHow.com https://www.ehow.com/how-does_5282596_bamboo-yarn-made.html#ixzz1wOaDuNc2





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