For this adorable little number we picked South West Trading Company's Bamboo. THis bamboo differs a bit from other bamboos on the market. Most bamboos you find are made like any other rayon, the plant fibers are maserated and then extruded into fibers which are spun/woven together into yarn. This rayon is a bit different. The bamboo is hammered into many long fibers and then knit into a tape. This tape has the same problem I have with most tapes, that I find myself stabbing the tape with my needle when I try to knit it. It's pretty forgiving to knit and I did manage to get through this little project on my addi lace needles. For something bigger I would definitely switch to a more blunt tipped needle.
Despite my issues with tape yarns, I seriously love this yarn. It's so soft! Bamboo is slippery soft in general but this one just seems so much nicer. The color, again, is one I found a little loud, but it turned out so lovely and I would definitely put this on my purple girl! This took much less than one ball of yarn, making it a nice bargain for a baby shower. The knitted fabric has a bit of drape, but not nearly as much as some of the other bamboos I've used. I don't think gratuitous stretch is a problem with this yarn, making it suitable for grown-up garments as well.