poroms in bamboo
by Jared Flood
172 yds Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in Chocolate Dahlia (less than 1 ball)
3.5mm & 4 mm needles
March 18-20, 2009
Rav Project Page
Cowl 018 inspired by Porom
1 ball Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK
3.25 mm needles
March 25-26, 2009
Rav Project Page
The lace pattern for Porom is super simple and fun and lends itself well to hats and cowls and perhaps other items needed a simple ribbed lace. I know there’s another name for this lace but I’ve not yet devoted the time to consult my meager stitch dictionary reference collection and look it up. Jared’s pattern was very well written and the charts were nice to read. My inspired cowl features a slightly flared collar.
If I was smart I would have made a matching set but I didn’t. The LB Cotton Bamboo, a blend 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo, is a joy to work with and probably my new favourite DK weight warmer-weather yarn. For now, the LB Collection is only available online or in the wonderful Studio. There’s amazing yardage at a really nice price making it quite affordable. As there isn’t much memory in any cotton/bamboo yarn, if you are making a hat, please keep that in mind and know that your item will stretch out. A trip through my rough-and-tumble laundry cycle (medium wash & dry) seems to have restored the hat to it’s original glory.
The Sirdar was a random purchase looking for a low cost option when I checked out a new-to-me-yarn shop, both the yarn and the shop were nice, but as it’s not in a neighborhood I generally find myself so I don’t think I’ll rush to visit or pick up more. The Snuggly Baby Bamboo is 80% Bamboo, 20% Wool is it’s very soft and shiny and was quite pleasant to work with.
I haven’t meant for this to be such a parade of finished objects, but something in my knitting has changed so that it seems there is something new each and every week. I hope some day to do a better review of the yarn (and many others) but that won’t be today.