Yarn Review – Sirdar Big Bamboo

Hi all! I tried to start a regular yarn review last year and only managed 2 before forgetting. Doh! I am going to try again to publish a regular review again. Lets see if I can keep it up for longer this time! 

Name: Sirdar Big Bamboo

Price: Around £4.30

Ball Weight: 50g

Yarn Weight: Super Chunky

Yardage: 43 Yards

Fibre Blend: 50% Bamboo, 30% Acrylic, 20% Wool

What Are the Yarns Benefits
My Favourite thing about this yarn is a typical love I suppose – its lovely chunkiness means it works up super fast.

It has a lovely cloudy texture – soft and fuzzy and warm. 

I loved working with it – it was very gentle on the hands and very smooth over the hook – no splitting and no tangling. 

What Are Its Drawbacks

My biggest issue is the price – It took me about 6 balls just to make the above scarf. Now I got this yarn at a heavily discounted rate at a yarn show (although for the life of me I cant remember what it cost me). But at its standard price, this scarf would have cost me around £25 which is quite a lot. It would be quite an outlay to make anything of substantial in size. 

I also don’t think this yarn is super versatile. I love the scarf I made from it but the stitch I chose reduced the soft cloudiness somewhat. I think this yarn would be better suited to light airy floaty garments, so it retains its soft airy nature. 

My Rating

Versatility (does it have multiple uses?) – 6/10

Wearability (how comfortable is it to wear) – 8/10

Workability (how nice is it to work with?) – 8/10

Final Score – 22/30


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