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« on: November 08, 2007 01:55:42 PM »

i know, weird question, but was thinking of making wash clothes with bamboo yarn. does anyone know how well they wash?

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007 02:26:49 PM »

I knit some socks with a crystal palace bamboo/'wool/nylon blend, and they have to be handwashed.

All the bamboo yarn I've seen is handwash, IIRC.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007 07:20:41 PM »

The Panda Cotton socks I knit go through the washer and dryer beautifully. They're a blend though... I would try a swatch - a lot of yarns say machine wash only, but do ok.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 07:59:39 PM »

All of the bamboo in my stash says hand wash only.  I'd try a swatch before committing to a whole FO.

« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007 11:38:49 AM »

thanks loves!!

in the words of richard brautigan,
"i'll love you and be your catfish friend!"

oooh, i do personal swaps too!

« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007 05:07:13 PM »

I can't remember which company makes it now, but I was playing with a variegated skein of 100% bamboo - hot pink, lime green, yellow and purple.  I ended up not liking the way the colours matched up in my pattern (it looked really bad!) but I washed the swatch to see what would happen.  I'd probably recommend hand washing, but it did okay in my folks' fancy washer and dryer on the delicate cycle.

I have a friend with bamboo t-shirts, and he's not the kind of guy to hand-wash things, so I'd venture to think it'd be okay on delicate, but give that you're making clothes out of it yourself, I'd be tempted to lean towards the more cautious side of things and hand wash.

oh, found it:  Madil Eden 100% Bamboo, Distributed by Cascade.  I was trying out Eden Print.  The thing I didn't like (other than the way the colours lined up) was that it split rather easily on my needles, making it kind of messy to knit with at times... smooth, soft fabric, though.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007 03:00:44 AM »

I washed and spinned bamboo yarn in the washer and it came out fine.

Then I handwashed and squeezed it gently to get the water out (the salad spinner was broken) and I spoiled it (it became all fluffy and lost its sheen).

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