Above swatches made on 2.75 mm needles
XS-24 20/12 bamboo – approx. 80 yds [72 m]/oz [28 g]
XS-32 2/18 bamboo – approx. 50 yds [45 m]/oz [28 g]
XS-31 20/18 bamboo – approx. 80 yds [72 m]/oz [28 g]
XS-45 20/3 bamboo – approx. 338 yds [305 m]/oz [28 g]
Bamboo is a relative newcomer to the textile world. The yarns make silky-soft and lustrous fabrics that is strong and long-wearing. What’s best, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing and most sustainable plants in the world. Made up of multiple filaments twisted together, Habu Bamboo is amazingly smooth to knit. It can easily be worked with smaller to larger gauge, depending on user preference and type of project. The only downside is it’s splittyness, which is best resolved when used on bamboo needles.
Garments created with bamboo yarn please with amazing water-like fluidity cascading around your body when worn directly against your skin. In textile form,bamboo retains many of the properties it has as a plant. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate