Another customer question I thought I would share.
Q: I’m a weaver and interested in your yarns. For weaving the “twist” of yarns is important. What is the twist of your bamboo yarns?
A: This question can be very important for both weavers and knitters. If the yarn is a single ply, the twist can make a knitted sample lean one direction or another– you can end up with a skewed parallelogram rather than a square or rectangle. For weavers, the light and shadow can change the fabric drastically– creating a crepe when none was intended.
When this question came up for the bamboo yarn we carry (Silk City Fiber’s Bambu 7 and Bambu 12) I decided to take a closeup of the yarn and split the ends a bit so that we could see it better. You can zoom in on the photo to see the strands even better. (The dime and threaded needle are there for scale)