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4.3

Be Sweet Bamboo

Be Sweet Bamboo is a beautiful bamboo yarn with a stunning sheen. The yarn is hand-dyed, which creates vibrant colors with some slight variations. It is very soft, and would make a great camisole with an openwork pattern or lace scarf. Made in South Africa.

Note: The put up of this yarn has recently changed from balls to hanks.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Machine Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/120yds
Gauge:
5.25 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
$12.00 hank Discountable
  • 610 Emerald Green In Stock 9 hanks $12.00
  • 620 Girl Pink - New! In Stock 11 hanks $12.00
  • 600 Natural In Stock 29 hanks $12.00
  • 607 Royal In Stock 16 hanks $12.00
  • 609 Sea Green In Stock 15 hanks $12.00
  • 623 Champagne In Stock 21 hanks $12.00
  • 634 Sky In Stock 18 hanks $12.00
  • 637 Silver In Stock 28 hanks $12.00
  • 639 Storm In Stock 16 hanks $12.00
  • 645 Sugar Purple In Stock 21 hanks $12.00
  • 662 Tiger In Stock 11 hanks $12.00
  • 664 Meadow In Stock 10 hanks $12.00
  • 671 Garnet In Stock 32 hanks $12.00
  • 683 Red Violet In Stock 15 hanks $12.00
  • 685 Aubergine In Stock 29 hanks $12.00
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Be SweetBamboo
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (16)
  • Nice texture (14)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Knits quickly (7)
  • Machine washable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Be Sweet Bamboo

I like bamboo for summer weight items. It is machine washable and cooler than wool. The only negative about it is that it tends to unravel and when knitting you must be very careful...Read complete review

I like bamboo for summer weight items. It is machine washable and cooler than wool. The only negative about it is that it tends to unravel and when knitting you must be very careful not to split the yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality consistency a bit disappointing!

I have used Be Sweet Bamboo yarns in the past, but in general, I find that the manufacturer places too many knots in a single ball of yarn. I usually have to cut...Read complete review

I have used Be Sweet Bamboo yarns in the past, but in general, I find that the manufacturer places too many knots in a single ball of yarn. I usually have to cut these and start as if I was adding a new ball of yarn, knitting the ends into my pattern. When you're working with only a 50g ball, there shouldn't be 2-3 knots in a single ball. I also find the colours very inconsistent from ball to ball. I purchased 12 balls of silver and 1 was unusable, because it had very obvious blue streaks through it, when the other 11 didn't. I also think a bit more care can be placed into shipping these. Placing them in a zip lock bag can avoid them getting snagged while in transit to the customer, as 1/2 of mine did recently. On the plus side, the yarn knits beautifully and is super soft. Another plus is the WEBS customer service. They're very responsive and dealt with my concerns appropriately. I would definitely return to purchase again and if Be Sweet Bamboo gets a better handle on their quality control, perhaps even purchase this yarn again.

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5.0

Beautiful!

By Lucy

from Pennsylvania

About Me Hobbyist

Pros

  • Delightful To Work With
  • Soft

Cons

  • Balls Are Tiny
  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Tunics

Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

I've knitted two tunics, using different colors. Thus yarn is soft, delightful to touch, and work with. Ive been machine washing the pieces--cold water, delicate cycle--, with no problems at all. I'll be buying more, for sure. Highly recommended.

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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quality consistency a bit disappointing!

By Roya

from Toronto, Canada

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Snags

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

I have used Be Sweet Bamboo yarns in the past, but in general, I find that the manufacturer places too many knots in a single ball of yarn. I usually have to cut these and start as if I was adding a new ball of yarn, knitting the ends into my pattern. When you're working with only a 50g ball, there shouldn't be 2-3 knots in a single ball. I also find the colours very inconsistent from ball to ball. I purchased 12 balls of silver and 1 was unusable, because it had very obvious blue streaks through it, when the other 11 didn't. I also think a bit more care can be placed into shipping these. Placing them in a zip lock bag can avoid them getting snagged while in transit to the customer, as 1/2 of mine did recently. On the plus side, the yarn knits beautifully and is super soft. Another plus is the WEBS customer service. They're very responsive and dealt with my concerns appropriately. I would definitely return to purchase again and if Be Sweet Bamboo gets a better handle on their quality control, perhaps even purchase this yarn again.

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  • No

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2.0

Be Careful When You buyGreen

By ShopTilUDrop

from Granite Bay, CA

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • The Color Green

Best Uses

  • Newborn Hat

Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

Be careful when you order the yarn. I was shocked how light the green arrived. It was more light/neon than what I expected. I wanted something more grass green.NOTE: Normally I love this yarn. Other colors would be perfect.

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  • Yes

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5.0

Excellent Yarn

By Gena

from New York, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baby blanket
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

    This product is 100% bamboo, and it is truly soft, silky and easy to work with. I had previously used the BeSweet 70% cotton/30% bamboo yarn and liked it, but this is much softer. And it's machine washable!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Gorgeous Yarn!

    By Laggie

    from CT

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

      I would use this again and again!

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So soft

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      By Paula

      from Bath ME

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

        I made a lacy hat from this yarn for a friend losing her hair from chemo. I'm not used to knitting with silky yarn or lacy patterns, so it took me a few tries. Working with bamboo needles worked better for me since it held the yarn a bit better. The yarn catches the light beautifully and has very slight varigations in color which I like. It is so soft and lightweight; perfect for summer. I'm planning some socks with it. I think it would also be great for a lightweight summer vest or shawl.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Be Sweet Bamboo

        By Knitwitch

        from Bountiful Utah

        About Me Addict, Enthusiast, Grandparent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Lace shawl

        Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

        I like bamboo for summer weight items. It is machine washable and cooler than wool. The only negative about it is that it tends to unravel and when knitting you must be very careful not to split the yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All around exquisite yarn rich colour

        By Ell

        from Kansas

        About Me Artist, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Multi-dimensional Colour
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Fibers Separate Easily

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

        This colour is a very deep rich dimensional colour. Rather than being a flat solid there is a very dimensional almost textured quality to the colour. It gives the finished project a very high end look. Each project made from this yarn is unique because of the multidimensionality of the colour! In addition to the fantastic colour this yarn knits up extremely well. It is soft and light. Exquisite yarn!!!!!!

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very soft

        By Heart Lady

        from Mahwah, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

          I would use this on any item of clothing that is very close to the skin.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Yarn

          By Susan

          from Morro Bay

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Be Sweet Bamboo:

            SUPER soft yarn. I was freaked out for a second after putting my swatch in the wash at the stiffness, but after drying it was back to being extremely soft. This yarn also knits up very quickly; before I knew it I was half way done with the top I was making. I'd recommend using this for a spring/summer top because of the "cool" feel, kinda like silk (I used it for Rose Jordan's Andrea Tee on Ravelry and its a great spring top). It also has great drape. Although it's a little pricey, it's worth the investment (plus buying in bulk gives you a good discount on this website).

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery took almost 2 whole weeks (11 days) to ship, which was a bummer, but the yarn was still in good condition.

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            • No

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