Friday, October 19, 2007

Fiber Friday - Purplexed

I've always loved purple for some reason so when I say this on vacation I decided to go ahead and buy it. I've always wanted to try some bamboo yarn. It is so soft and it feels like it will have a great drape to it as well.

I got this at a shop called Needles and Knobs in St. Petersburg. The interesting part was they sold knitting supplied and knobs - cabinet hardware. They really had some interesting knobs too. She had some more unusual yarn too, like yak, but it cost more than I was willing to spend. The shop wasn't as busy as the Tampa shop, but the owner was friendly and I would definitely visit again.


This yarn isn't plied like a typical wool yarn. It appears to be woven in a chain or something. I've never really knit with anything like this before. I've got two skeins and I'm hoping to get a generous sized scarf out of it. It will probably take me longer to pick a pattern than actually knit the darn thing.

Yarn Details
Brand: Southwest Trading Company
Yarn Name: Bamboo
Color: #138 Purplexed
Fiber Content: 100% bamboo
Skein Weight: 10 grams
Yardage: 250 yards
Online: http://www.soysilk.com/yarn.html

15 comments:

Deb said...

I have some (or had maybe) of that. It's quite lovely and does drape beautifully!

dana said...

i used my bamboo to knit the chevron scarf and it is coming out nicely, although i think i will have to line it.

Avrienne said...

I've never used bamboo, but I want to! Keep us posted on what you think of it.

gilraen said...

Georgeous!....... 'Deep Purple' ............BTW I'm playing my air guitar here!! :)

cpurl17 said...

If you could take a photo of ME half as pretty as your gorgeous yarn pron shots, I'd be on a plane to sit in your studio!!

cpurl17 said...

If you could take a photo of ME half as pretty as your gorgeous yarn pron shots, I'd be on a plane to sit in your studio!!

Bobbi said...

lovely!

I've the same yarn in a different colorway for over a year so I'm interested in what you'll make with it!

Mom said...

Wow what a gorgeous photo! The colors are wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lisa said...

Shannon, I've used that color of that yarn, and I really like it. Looks like we have very similar taste! I have a picture of it on Ravelry, it's the bamboo tank. The picture isn't great, but the tank is really nice. Good drape, crisp fabric.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Really lovely shade of purple!

Mango said...

Pretty yarn!

I have yarns in my stash that I have definitely spent more time plotting their fate than I have or will spend actually knitting them. Most of it is SP yarn - I want to be sure it's special.

Ava said...

sounds like el paso's drycleaner/yarn shop! Love the yarn. why don't you look it up on Ravelry to see what others have made?

Zonda said...

That is a gorgeous colorway!!

Mary, Mary... said...

SWTC reformulated that yarn and now it so much softer. I've got it in the watery blues/greens with no particular pattern in mind--I can't wait to see what you do with yours!

teeweewonders said...

What a gorgeous colour!