Fiber content: 60% bamboo, 20% silk, 20% heaven

A few weeks ago, I started working on Interweave's Lace Nightie pattern. It's beautiful, and a super-quick knit. For a garment in fingering-weight yarn, anyway.

Green lace nightie

It's knit in MeiMei Bamboo Silk, a lovely cool yarn that's 60% bamboo, 20% silk, and 20% cotton. It has a lovely hand, smooth but not quite as slippery as 100% bamboo, plus a nice amount of shine.

And that color! I'm in love with that color. It's the perfect mint green. Ordering yarn online is always a gamble, and ordering yarn off Ebay perhaps even more so. But MeiMei is a great seller. I ordered from them before, the 100% bamboo yarn for my Intolerable Cruelty.

Green Mei Mei bamboo silk yarn

When I first received this order, they had sent me the wrong color by mistake (a bright, leafy green instead of pale mint green). I emailed them, and they told me to keep the leafy green and sent me off the mint green soon after. :)

Knitted lace cami top in bamboo silk and cotton

The pattern is really simple, mostly a tube starting with a lace edging and continuing with a lace panel moving up the front. I've almost memorized the lace pattern, and my challenge to myself is to give it some extra shaping. Because, you see, my hips are a size L and my waist is a size M. And my bust is a size L. Ah, curves...



  1. I've never heard of yarn being made out of bamboo! That's how much I pay attention to knitting. It's a beautiful design - can't wait to see the finished product! {:-Deb

  2. Heavenly yarn to knit with. The knitting process is as wonderful as the end product! :o)