Be Sweet Bamboo - Aubergine (685)
  • Fiber Content: 100% Bamboo
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.25 sts = 1" on US 5
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/120yds
  • Care: Machine Wash
  • Country Of Origin: South Africa

Be Sweet Bamboo

$12.00 Hank
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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.

Be Sweet Bamboo - Aubergine (685)
(685) Aubergine
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Blue Gray (686)
(686) Blue Gray
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Champagne (623)
(623) Champagne
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Emerald Green (610)
(610) Emerald Green
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Garnet (671)
(671) Garnet
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Girl Pink (620)
(620) Girl Pink
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Gray (629)
(629) Gray
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Meadow (664)
(664) Meadow
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Natural (600)
(600) Natural
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Red Violet (683)
(683) Red Violet
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Royal (607)
(607) Royal
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Sand (655)
(655) Sand
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Sea Green (609)
(609) Sea Green
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Silver (637)
(637) Silver
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Silver Mint (626)
(626) Silver Mint
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Sky (634)
(634) Sky
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Storm (639)
(639) Storm
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Sugar Purple (645)
(645) Sugar Purple
$12.00
Be Sweet Bamboo - Tiger (662)
(662) Tiger
$12.00

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4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (18)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Machine washable (8)
  • Knits quickly (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Sweaters (6)
  • Hats (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Artist (3), Novice (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (5)

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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3.0

Beautiful, but difficult to work with

By 

from Stuart, fL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

  • Snags
  • Uneven color

Best Uses

    Comments about true Bamboo:

    This yarn has a lovely luster, and the finished product (a baby blanket) looked lovely. I found this product very frustrating to work with. It snagged so easily that I was constantly dealing with fixing it. A few of the skeins that I purchased were knotted one or two times - I don't expect that with what I consider to be a pricey yarn, and of such a short length. Lastly, I found the coloring to be very inconsistent.

    At the end of the day, the blanket was beautiful, but I would not select this yarn again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    New twist hanks are a huge pain in the neck!

    By 

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • twist hanks are a nightmare to untangle

    Best Uses

      Comments about true Bamboo:

      I've used Be Sweet Bamboo previously to knit the Infinity Scarf, which came out beautifully. Rich color, lovely soft texture. I ordered more of the yarn to do another scarf, but discovered that since my first order, the company changed the way the yarn is wound, and it's now in twist hanks that are a nightmare to de-tangle and use. I feel that I'm spending more time dealing with tangles than in actual knitting. Maybe there's a secret to dealing with the twist hanks; if so, I don't know it. Much as I've liked this yarn in the past, I won't buy it again, because of the twist hanks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Delightful To Work With
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Balls Are Tiny
      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Tunics

      Comments about true 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Quality consistency a bit disappointing!

      By 

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about true 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Be Careful When You buyGreen

      By 

      from Granite Bay, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • The Color Green

      Best Uses

      • Newborn Hat

      Comments about true 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Excellent Yarn

      By 

      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 true 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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Gorgeous Yarn!

        By 

        from CT

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about true Bamboo:

          I would use this again and again!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So soft

          By 

          from Bath ME

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about true 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Be Sweet Bamboo

            By 

            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 true 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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            All around exquisite yarn rich colour

            By 

            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 true 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!!!!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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