I have some 100% bamboo yarn that I want to use with a lace pattern. Will this yarn block out similar to the way that wool does (as in set into the blocked dimensions until it next sees water) or will it bounce right back into pre-blocked dimensions?
Well, I haven't worn it for more than a few minutes yet. (Though I will). But I think it will hold it's shape. I'm thinking the tencel will keep it from growing - which I hear is a problem with bamboo. Actually, it isn't as large as most lace shawls. I just couldn't face any more repeats. The back comes down to my tush. The sides about 1/2 way over my forearms. Large enough for going out to dinner without getting in my food or being sat on. BUT I wasn't sure exactly how large it was till I blocked it. VAlerie
I wouldn't think that bamboo will undergo any change whatsoever with blocking. It doesn't have the same scaley structure as wool. Now some acrylics do really perk up with a good light steam from above. So it way imbue some loft or life to it. But as to holding it's shape, I doubt blocking will work.