I'm a die hard environmentalist and I can't stand the amount of nasty chemicals that are used to make yarns. Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly fibers you can buy and it is just gorgeous. A lot of the other reviews say how pricey this yarn is but in comparison to the other bamboo yarns out there, it's one of the cheaper ones. Sadly, I've yet to find a bulky bamboo but that is just the nature of the fiber. It's silky, not fluffy so it is always made bulkier by other fibers. Truly a joy to work with!
The thread splits and fuzzes horribly while you work which is very irritating in general and specifically causes itching and sneezing. Still, the finished product feels great, lays beautifully, and looks nice. Good thread for felting. If you're buying it to felt, then you've found the perfect yarn.
I'm using this for a scarf. I prefer this yarn much more than the patons bamboo silk as it's too slippery. However, 80 yards for $6.00 is really ridiculous. There are much higher quality yarns on the market (malabrigo, blue sky alpaca) that offer surpassed quality and hits the same price range for the yardage. Unless I have a coupon, I won't buy it again.
Similar to merino wool yarn, I chose to knit double strands into a scarf...I ran short of my color choice for an adult scarf...nearly 1/2 the quantity I needed...drapes well, warm with a lovely sheen...lots of color choices, but pricey.
The angora gives this yarn a lovely halo but the bamboo/wool gives it good stitch definition. I has a lovely shine from the bamboo and feels more like the bamboo rayon than the wool. Only downside is $$$