Bamboo flourishes across this beautiful earth, from tropical nooks to mild and temperate nations. Our new yarn, Burnish, taps into this abundance by starting with bamboo.

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

The beauty of bamboo-based Burnish is that it drapes and shines like silk but is more durable, less expensive, machine washable, and 100% vegan. We love that it manifests the refinement and grace of silk without requiring animal products or precious care!

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

Burnish is essentially a rayon, a fiber created by chemically breaking down plant materials (bamboo, in this case) into a pulp, which is then extruded into fibers. We are happy to say that this rayon meets all the eco-toxicological standards required by Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation.

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

Burnish comes in seven lovely colors, each one an essential voice in the chorus. Swan White, Gray Willow, and Pale Celery form a trio of pale cools, a bit aloof and seriously beautiful. Radiant Sweet Pea bridges that crowd with the saturation and oomph of Prussian Blue, Red Sienna, and Scarlet Orange.

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

One hundred grams of Burnish yield a generous 339 yards of fingering weight yarn, perfect on US 2 to 4 needles. We’re casting on for scarves, wraps, and sweaters and love the willowy drape and super clean stitch definition!

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

Our first Burnish project is the free pattern for our Little Moons Lace Wrap, an evocative and incredibly beautiful introduction to our new favorite yarn!

New Yarn: Burnish | Purl Soho

Want to give it a try? Browse the Burnish collection right here!