The newest innovation in yarn is bamboo. Soft as silk, durable as cotton, and with a natural coolness to the fibre-- bamboo yarns are ideal for creating sumptuous spring creations. Bamboo is an ecologically sustainable fibre, and the yarns created from it have a natural anti bacterial quality. (This makes it a good choice for baby garments.) We now have bamboo yarns and patterns from Phildar, RYC, Sirdar and Madil. The sweater featured here is from Sirdar, in their "Just Bamboo". It's a soft bamboo ribbon yarn at only $6.99 per ball. This is a yarn that needs to be touched to appreciate!