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Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo

Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo's wonderful combination of wool and bamboo fibers produces a yarn with drape, softness and sheen, plus bamboo's hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties. And because bamboo fibers absorb dyes so well, the colors in Wool Bam Boo are vivid and exciting.  Made in Italy

Content:
50% Wool/50% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/118yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK

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Classic Elite YarnsWool Bam Boo
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Soft (21)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Good weight (17)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (15)
    • Sweaters (15)
    • Gloves (8)
    • Hats (7)
    • Socks (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Parent (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Soft and Shiny

    I am almost done making a shawl/wrap with the Garnet color of this incredibly soft yarn. It's shiny and has nice drape, just as advertised. It's a little slippery, so I'm less...Read complete review

    I am almost done making a shawl/wrap with the Garnet color of this incredibly soft yarn. It's shiny and has nice drape, just as advertised. It's a little slippery, so I'm less likely to stop in the middle of a row than usual, and the few times I dropped a stitch, it unraveled farther down (4 to 6 rows) than usual, and was a real project to fix. However, that's a direct result of the smooth texture and drape I was after that is making this project such a luxurious knit. I'm using a lace pattern on 4 mm rosewood needles. After trying everything from 2mm to 6mm, bamboo and ebony, to find the best stitch definition to show off the lace patten, I wound up using exactly the recommended needle size. The shine takes away from the pattern a little, but overall, it's turning out just gorgeous. I was afraid it might be too heavy, as I was saving money by using the bamboo/wool mix to get a silk/wool feel, but in fact it's just heavy enough to be cozy. This will be a fantastic three season item. The color is gorgeous and rich. The only real downside I'm finding is that if I look away, I find that I'll miss one or even half of one of the four plys, and not notice it until the next row, when it's tough, but not impossible, to fix. The half price was great, shipping quick as usual. If there were a lighter weight version, I'd be buying that up too. This yarn would make a perfect hot flash sweater or twin set, because the bamboo breathes so well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not my favorite, sorry

    I was expecting more of a wool-like product. This yarn is closer to a sock yarn.

    I was expecting more of a wool-like product. This yarn is closer to a sock yarn.

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    5.0

    I would buy and recommend it.

    By Jackie

    from Chicago

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

      Perfect for almost anything such as sweaters and scarfs, very soft and lofty.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Super nice!

      By doilian

      from Brookline, MA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Splits

      Best Uses

      • Amigarumi
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

      Loved, loved, loved using this yarn! Such a pleasure to crochet with. I got extra, and I'll probably knit up a fast scarf, it's super soft and plush, so it'll be nice against the neck.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice combination of yarns

      By Jane

      from Houston,TX

      About Me Enthusiast, Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Drape To Wool
      • Doesn't Splt
      • Good stitch definition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cowls
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

        The wool and bamboo combine to make a yarn less heavy than wool and with some of the drape of bamboo. This worked well for a cowl which can be used even in warmer weather.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would love to buy this yarn again.

        By Knit picker

        from n.c.

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft
        • Yummy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

          It's great!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Everything was great!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Winner!

          By Long Time Knitter

          from Pasadena, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

            I was a little hesitant about knitting with this yarn because I have never used any variation of Bamboo yarn. Seeing that it was on sale, during the anniversary sale, I thought why not give it a try. I only bought a few balls. After knitting several rows with it, I really liked the yarn and the way that it felt in my hands plus the texture of the yarn. It was a good buy!

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I Adore This Yarn!

            By Mari Penn

            from Colorado

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

              I love bamboo with wool because of the warmth and sheen and the perfection of stitching in the finished article. Classic Elite really created a great yarn with Wool Bam Boo. I am buying what I can to stock up!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Hard to find yarn

              By Annie48632

              from Lake Station, Michigan

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

                My daughter is getting married in the summer of 2014 and wanted a shrug knitted in Italian Plum Wood Bam Boo. Our LYS didn't have it and couldn't order since the yarn is discontinued. You had ample number of balls for the project -- no bridezilla!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                I really love wool. For gift giving blen

                By The book collector

                from Portland Or

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

                  It is a discontinued yarn. If you only bought a sample a sweater is no longer possible.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful Yarn

                  By Dent

                  from Ashland OR

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Stretches

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

                  My son fell in love with this yarn and chose it for his sweater. It is a fine weight and knitted beautifully but stretches a bit so I did a tighter knit.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Wonderful Yarn

                  By The Yarn Lady

                  from Tacoma WA

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Drapes Beautiful
                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo:

                  I made a wonderful Infinity scarf called "Grey Loop" The drape is beautiful and the pattern is so simple. She wears it to work every day

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                  • No

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