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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.

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5.0

soft

By reggies mom

from westminster colo

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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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

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    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

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                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.

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                  • 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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