Azya, my now 13 Year old! received some money for her Birthday in November, and bought this Panda cotton for me to make her a pair of socks.They finally did turn out pretty nice but,the yarn was a bear to work with.It split really bad and often on top of that, and I had to go through 3 patterns and sets of needles before I could get even close to guage!! I finally settled on 2.5 bamboo dlps. and the bamboo stitch pattern. here they are I gave them to he in her new purse on Christmas morning.