So, I’ve been mulling over what pattern to choose for sockapalooza. Like me, my pal lives in a warmer climate, so I’ve been thinking of trying out bamboo. I’ve never knit with bamboo before, however, so I’m a little nervous about picking out a pattern. Is it shiny or have other qualities that would detract from a busier design? My pal doesn’t want anything girly, so lace is out. I know I said I wanted to pick something out from my copy of Knitting Vintage Socks that is back in Michigan, but I’ve been looking and Magknits and Knitty and seeing lots of possibilities there as well. The contenders include Tweeds, Tech, Jaywalker, Snicket, Hourglass, Diamante, Thuja, and Widdershins.
Any thoughts on knitting with bamboo or on these particular patterns would be welcome! I’ll be back in SE Michigan next week, so I hope to pick up some yarn and start knitting then.