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    Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo

    Classic Elite Cotton Bam Boo is a  beautiful, soft tubular yarns that screams to be knit with interesting stitch patterns. The cotton and bamboo absorb the dye differently, adding a hint of color texture to the yarn.  Made in Italy.

    Content:
    52% Cotton/48% Bamboo
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/130yd
    Gauge:
    6 sts = 1" on US 5
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $0.00 ball
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    Classic Elite YarnsCotton Bam Boo
     
    4.3

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (20)
    • Good weight (17)
    • Nice texture (16)
    • Dyed evenly (10)
    • Knits quickly (9)

    Cons

    • Splits (4)
    • Unravels (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (11)
    • Scarves (9)
    • Hats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Parent (6), Artist (5), Collector (3), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Soft and Shiny

    This soft yarn knits up beautifully. It has more drape than 100% ctton yarn and as much luster as mercerized cotton. Stitch definition is great. The only reason I didn't give it 5...Read complete review

    This soft yarn knits up beautifully. It has more drape than 100% ctton yarn and as much luster as mercerized cotton. Stitch definition is great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the difficulty in avoiding hanging loops. The yarn is made of 10 or so tightly twisted plies, which separate rather easily (like embroidery floss) when you manipulate the yarn to make a stitch. I'm no neophyte - I've been knitting for 50 years - but I have to pay close attention to make sure I'm incorporating the full strand of yarn into each stitch. HOWEVER - if you don't mind focusing on your work, this soft yarn feels good in the hands and the finished product is well worth the effort. I'm using the pink, which is a nice delicate color without being boring.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love Hate Relationship

    This yarn feels great once it's knit up. It is super soft and I love the way it feels against my skin. But it's a nightmare to knit with because it splits. I...Read complete review

    This yarn feels great once it's knit up. It is super soft and I love the way it feels against my skin. But it's a nightmare to knit with because it splits. I was constantly cursing this yarn and hated myself for buying it.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    soft

    By reggies mom

    from westminster colo

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

      wonderful for summer garments I made a sweater with lace detail at the hem; looks great; fun to work with and the pastel colors are lovely

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      • No

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      5.0

      beautiful color

      By reggies mom

      from westminster colo

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

        I made a very lacy sweater for a friend; soft tender pastel colors make the project perfect. It's easy to work with;easier and softer than cotton. project goes quickly

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        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cotton Bam Boo

        By Janet loves knitting

        from SARASOTA, FL

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • I Just Love The Drape
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Shawls

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

          I have made the WESTPORT SHAWL from this yarn and it has a great drape to it and is the perfect weight for our FL weather. I also made a triangle scarf with fringe from it and love both.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Sport weight, not DK weight

          By newbie

          from Oklahoma

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Smooth
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

              I'm using this yarn to make a kerchief. The pattern called for DK weight yarn, so I bought this because the description says it is DK weight. However, the Classic Elite website classifies it as sport weight. The yarn is working well, however, and I actually like it because the kerchief will be lightweight for spring and summer. I'm fairly new to knitting, so I'm not yet familiar enough with different yarn weights when it comes to the lighter weights. So, maybe sport and DK are very similar.

              The only drawback to this yarn is that it splits, so I have to be careful slipping my needle during knit stitches.

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              • No

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              5.0

              This is a great yarn!

              By A Beekeeper

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                I've used this yarn for shawls, scarves, and summer weight sweaters. I really like the feel of the yarn, silky, smooth, and soft; has great drape. It's an easy, quick knit.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again.

                By pecan 55

                from Middletown

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                  It is delightful to knit with.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Woven baby blankets

                  By Buckskinhawk

                  from Oklahoma

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                    I have woven three m and o baby blankets and each has turned out lovely.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Like "buttah"!!!!

                    By Abuela

                    from Virginia's Eastern Shore

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                        Just love the feel of this yarn. Bamboo is such a versatile fiber.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Love this yarn, but yes it's splitty

                        By frogfr34k

                        from Montréal, QC, Canada

                        Pros

                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Splits
                        • Tends To Slip

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                          I had read the comments before purchasing this, and while I love the yarn, I must agree: it does split, quite a lot.
                          It also tends to slip off the needles easily, so I'd recommend avoiding nickel-plated needles.
                          And it is more like a sport weight than DK weight.

                          Other than those details, I absolutely love this! The texture is great and it has softness of bamboo.
                          I will definetly buy more of this.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Yarn for Chemo Caps

                          By mugret

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Enthusiast, Experienced, Parent, Prefer Natural Fibers

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Easy To Fix
                          • Good For Sensitive Skin
                          • Good Weight
                          • Knits Quickly
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Soft
                          • Very soft

                          Cons

                          • Splits

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo:

                          This was a perfect yarn for my daughter going through chemotherapy. She lives in Alaska but any woll, Alpaca, or other animal fibers cause her bald head to itch. This yarn is very soft and breathes well so she doesn't get too warm inside where she works but is also dense enought to keep her head warm outside.

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                          • Yes

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