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Knitter's Review
February 9, 2006

succulent cormo How could a blind flightless moth captivate us for thousands of years? Because it's the Bombyx mori, otherwise known as the common cultivated silkworm.

Emperors coveted it, monks and courtesans smuggled it, farmers paid their taxes in it, and the longest road on earth was created to transport it. And today, we get to knit with it.

Silk is a powerful force, and its presence in a blend of fibers always intrigues me. Three different blends have captured my attention recently, and I'd like to share them with you over the coming weeks. We begin with La Lana Wools' Phat Silk, a velvety strand of wool around which shimmery silk seems to hover as if by magic.


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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!

Clara Parkes

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