Community Update - Spring CAL!

Our Spring Crochet Along starts next week!  Have you got your skeins of Bernat Bamboo yarn ready?  I have a lovely stash in the color "Linen", and I can't keep my hands away from it!  In my opinion, Bernat Bamboo is the most luxurious of all their yarns.  The fiber content is 86% bamboo, 12% acrylic, and 2% polyester.  That high bamboo fiber content makes this yarn incredibly soft!

This week, I did some research online, and learned that bamboo fiber has amazing properties:  It is a renewable resource, which can be harvested without killing the plant, and it only takes a few months before the plant is ready to be harvested again. This makes it an environmentally friendly choice! :)  Bernat's Bamboo yarn is VERY soft, cool and breathable, naturally antibacterial, and the knitted or crocheted fabric has a lovely drape.  This yarn is a WINNER!  Just perfect for our Spring and Summer projects.

We will get started with the Bamboo Vest Crochet Along (CAL) next Wednesday, May 1st.  So, be sure to go to the Bernat Forums and join in!  The pattern comes in sizes XS - 5X, so it should fit just about everyone on the planet. :)

To help you get started on the CAL, I've made a couple simple videos.  The first video shows how to gather your supplies and join in the forum. (Video #1)  My second video gives you instruction for making your gauge swatch with Bernat Bamboo yarn. (Video #2)

There will be more videos each week, helping you with every step of the project.  So, get your luscious yarn and grab that hook, so we can get started!

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For some odd reason I can't see the videos. So am wondering where I can find a list of: How many balls of Bamboo yarn I will need and all the other supplies needed. Thanks for your help. Keep up the good work, love the free paterns and tips.

Hi Tiina! I'm sorry you can't see the videos. They are on YouTube. Here are direct links: Materials & Pattern - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGc1M86-Obw Gauge Swatch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YkRBzq9dEs You will find the free pattern here on the Bernat website: http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=5005 In order to see that pattern, you need to log in to the Bernat site. The pattern shows how many balls of yarn you will need, according to your size.

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