Posted by on Jul 17, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

We have 2 yarns this week to play catch up from the website update and transfer.

Bamboo by SWTC

Bamboo by SWTC
5 sts / inch on US 6s
100% Bamboo
250 yards Color: 134
Bamboo on Ravelry

I got a bit smaller of a gauge when I knit with the US 6s.  My gauge was 5.5 spi.  Not sure how I feel about the variegated yarn on a garment, but I love the feel and look of the knitting and the swatch.  The drape is beautiful.  I can’t wait to see this yarn in action.  I am interested in seeing how this compares to the original Bamboo that SWTC had on the market.  I have a skein; I will need to pull it out and do a comparison.  The stitch definition is amazing especially after wet blocking when the stitches plump up.

Brushed Suri by Blue Sky Alpacas

Brushed Suri by Blue Sky Alpacas
3.5 – 6 sts / inch on US 4 – 11s
67% Brushed Suri, 22% Merino, 11% Bamboo
142 yards. Color: 900
Brushed Suri on Ravelry

I have never wanted to make a swatch into a pet, but the Brushed Suri makes me want to hug it and pet it and call it George.  This stuff is divine.  A few of the comments on ravelry are that a skein is like petting a cat.  This is an alpaca yarn that is spun similar to mohair laceweight yarn.  I would never think twice about subbing this yarn for a mohair, because it is super soft next to the skin.  Very very little itch factor on my neck.  I could imagine this would make a very warm sweater so best to think about something with a large gauge or very lacy.  This yarn seems to be a carry along yarn in many patterns.