Bamboo yarn is relatively new on the market. Since it’s from a plant fiber, it’s not terribly warm, but its smooth fibers have none of the irritating properties found in wool or acrylic yarns. This makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies.
- 2 100 yard skeins of Bamboo Yarn Color A
- 1 100 yard skein Bamboo Yarn Color B (Same weight as Yarn Color A)
- Appropriately Sized Needles (See label on yarn)
Note: I made this scarf for Adam shortly after we started dating, so there aren’t any pictures of the actual knitting process. For images regarding casting on or the knit stitch, check out some of my other knitting articles or find a youtube video.
- Cast on the desired amount of stitches to give it a proper width in Color A.
- Knit until the first skein of Color A is almost all used up. End the row before you run out of yarn, and tie the beginning of the Color B skein to the end of the Color A skein as close to the end of the last row as you can. Then begin knitting with color B.
- Knit until Color B is almost all used up. End the row before you run out of yarn, and tie the beginning of the second skein of Color A as close to the end of the last row as you can. Then begin knitting with Color A again.
- Knit until the second skein of Color A is almost all used up. End the row before you run out of yarn and cast off. Trim off any long strands from where the scarf was cast on or off, or where you changed colors, and weave the remainders of the strands into the scarf.
If necessary in the future, hand wash only and lay flat to dry. Bamboo fibers become delicate when wet, and will not hold up to machine washing. Enjoy!