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.
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