I’ve been intrigued by my fellow bloggers’ projects, especially the ones using Bernat Bamboo. So I decided to try out it too. All I can say is “Wow!”. The feel is truly silky and soft. I’m using a new colour called Rain Garden–very subtle and soothing (reminds me of running waters through a lush forest)
My only complaint thus far: finding the right tools. My problem hasn’t been needle size (although I can’t be the only vexed by gauge issues); rather my problem has been deciding on the type of needle: wood, bamboo, plastic or metal. So swatching involved trying various needles.
The verdict? Bamboo or wooden needles are best when using slippery bamboo yarn. Plastic is second, but I would never use metal ‘cuz it’s just too darn slippery (even though metal needles are my most favorite). And who wants to lose a yarn over while knitting lace?
And yes, my other decision did involve finding the right size needle too. One thing working in my favour: lace will stretch and block out. Also, bamboo generally has a nice drape and can even stretch a little. So I plan to use my bamboo needles in 5mm and go for XL for most of the tank (although I reserve the right to decrease to a large size once I reach the bust area).