Crystal Palace Panda Silk
52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool, 5% combed silk
204 yds/50 gr.
Gauge (sts. / inch): 7
US Needle: 1
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
The bamboo gives a great feel and a luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core and the combed silk gives it sheen and strength.
I like this yarn. 2 of the 3 fibers are very renewable. It’s got a nice soft feel and it’s a very smooth knit. I’m not very far into my first project with this yarn, but so far it’s been a good knit. There is no splitting in the yarn and it creates a nice flat fabric. I’m sure once I get further in the piece will have a lovely drape.
I am using one of the darker colors – Morgan Green. And I did notice that there was some dye on my fingers. So I would suggest care in wetting and washing as there will be some bleeding. And that is my only complaint.
I will use this yarn again.