Fiber blends that include bamboo in the list of contents should say rayon of bamboo. Rayon is produced by chemically and mechanically processing cellulose, most often from trees or cotton lint or bamboo and extruding the syrup forming long thin filaments that can then be blended with other fibers or spun on their own into yarn.
Bast bamboo is processed in the same way as flax or hemp. It is dried so that the woody parts can be broken and removed. The long bast fibers are released and combed. Despite it's very tall growth, bamboo fibers tend to be shorter than flax or hemp but is spun in a very similar way. The bamboo shares similar characteristics with flax and hemp and is used for similar items such as clothing, table and bedding linens.
Yarn Weight - Bulky Weight
Fiber Content - 100% Bast Bamboo
Knitting Details - 2 Ply, 3-4 Stitches/Inch, Needle Size 10-11
Skein Length - 80 Yards
Skein Weight - 2 Ounces
Fiber Artist - Penny Nelson
Care Instructions: Hand wash in warm water; lay flat to dry.
Our yarn is wound into hanks. If you would like us to wind the yarn into balls for easier knitting or weaving, please let us know. We are happy to provide this service at no charge. Please note this may require cutting the yarn if the hank has too many yards to be wound into a single ball.