Fiber Content: Bamboo - 50%, Cotton - 50%
Weight: DK/Light Wosted (3)
Knitting Gauge: 5.25 - 6.00 sts= 1" on US 5-7
Crochet Gauge: 3.00 - 4.25 sts= 1" on 7, H-8, I-9
Physical Weight: 3.5 oz (100g)
Yardage: 292 yds (266 m)
Care: Machine wash - warm, do not bleach, dry flat, do not iron
Palette: 15 solids/16 varigated
For the Crochet Swatch I was pleasantly surprised that I did not experience much of a problem with the plying. It could be the hook I use (Waves from Knitters Pride) which worked very nicely with this fiber. I don't have too much of the yarn left after the project but I think I have enough to do a head band so I will give that a go in my spare time and see how I like working with this yarn for longer than a few rows. The stitch definition is quite nice and I would be very interested to see it worked up in a shell pattern.
For the Abuse Olympics the yarn was a champ. The fiber came apart as easily as it went together. Frogger (I may be dating myself with that reference) would have been proud of how well it stood up to repeated frogging. The yarn can take punishment and still be your friend.
Making a Project
Of all the yarns I have used that are highly plied this particular yarn impressed me with how infrequently it plied. Don't get me wrong. It plied on me but not to an extent that I became annoyed with the yarn or even thought "I'm not using this ever again." I would actually be willing to knit with this yarn again. I found it lends itself extremely well to lace patterns. The stitch definition to this yarn is on the probably it's greatest quality in my opinion. Knit stitches show up so nicely a stockinette based fabric would draw attention. Cables show up beautifully as well. I will say this though, this yarn does not discriminate. It will show your beautiful stitches just as easily as the not so beautiful ones. Some yarns will hide your knitting sins. This one will not. I learned that after I got caught up knitting and watching tv. I promptly backed out two rows and re-knit them. Please don't take this as a means of saying the yarn is difficult to work with. It is not in any way difficult to work with. This yarn just tells the truth. I actually like that. It keeps me on my toes and really does make me say "I can make that better" instead of settling.