PurBamboo{f} from Dye Diana Dye
Dye Diana Dye
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
378 yards
(346 meters)
115 grams
(4.06 ounces)
28.0 sts
= 4 inches
100% Manufactured Fibers - Rayon from Bamboo
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid, Speckled, Variegated
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed
  • Milled: Canada
  • Dyed: United States

PurBamboo{f} is a fingering weight yarn of 100% bamboo, spun in Canada and dyed by me in Atlanta. Each skein is 110 grams (335m / 367yd).

PurBamboo is a fabulous and less expensive alternative to silk - shiny and lush, yet easy to wind and work. It’s dense - it weighs in like a sport weight but knits as a fingering - and the drape is divine. It just feels good to knit and to wear. This is not a stretchy yarn. PurBamboo blocks beautifully and is perfect for weaving, knitting, and crochet.

Things knit with 100% rayon yarns grow, especially when they’re knit in a loose gauge. For one thing, the yarn itself is more dense, so its very weight will make it grow. For another, many of them, including bamboo, tend to absorb moisture - it’s a wicking fiber, and keeps you cooler, but it also heavier. In my experience, it also grows with heat. For a shawl, this rarely matters, as you’ve likely already blocked the lace to its most open. For a garment, the effect can be mitigated by using a tight gauge, knitting a smaller size, holding it double with another non-rayon fiber…

Rayons include modal, lyocell (tencel), seacell, rayon from bamboo, rayon from sugar cane, from soy - even the huskings left over from cotton. If it’s a vegetable, it’s probably been processed into rayon at some time or other. :) There’s lots of info out there about rayons, but as knitters, the main thing to know is: The fabric will probably GROW. Plan in advance!

Hand washing is recommended. The dyes I use are low-impact Procion MX fiber reactive dyes, the same that I use for all dyedianadye garments and accessories. I use a cold water process, randomly distributing color, often in multiple baths to produce a glazed and layered effect. The result is no regular striping or predictable pooling.

All skeins within a lot or between lots will vary from one other. If your garment requires more than a single skein, consider alternating between skeins.

Caking your skein is an add-on option.

~ hand dyed with joy ~