Have any of you used Bam Boo from Classic Elite Yarns?

myclementineJuly 16, 2007

My aunt gave me a bunch of this Bam Boo yarn and I am having a terrible time keeping it from fraying while crocheting with it. I am still new at crocheting and wondering if I am doing something wrong. I am hoping to get ideas here.

Do you think it would help if I ran this with another type of yarn, the 2 together?

thanks

Heidi

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tami_ohio

Heidi, I have some to make socks with, but have not had a chance to get them started. I go to a knitting group on Thursdays, when I can, at my local yarn shop. Several of the girls have used it, and love it, no problems working with it. (We also have crocheters!) I'll keep an ear open.

Tami

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 7:57PM
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myclementine

Thanks Tami! I used 2 strands of it together yesterday and that worked much better. I had to use aluminum hook so that it would slide easier. I am wondering if what she got was a bad batch and she got a discount. I just don't know. Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 11:37AM
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orchids2000

Are we talking splitty fraying where your needle size may be wrong and you are grabbing too many/not enough of the yarn thread strands or the ends fraying due to the way it is spun like some cottons, in which case I just tie a knot in the very end. I have knitted with Bam Boo (not crochet) and find it to be one I would not recommend to a beginner. JMHO.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 3:22PM
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