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.
Brand: Southwest Trading Company
Yarn Name: Bamboo
Color: #138 Purplexed
Fiber Content: 100% bamboo
Skein Weight: 10 grams
Yardage: 250 yards