Knitter's Review
July 8, 2004

The Summertime notecardWhy do we always try to improve upon nature?

A case in point is the Optim technology developed by Australian wool producers to stretch merino fibers thin and fine enough to rival cashmere. But does the stretching do more damage than good?

This week we look at Optimum, a new yarn produced using the Optim machine, to see what all the fuss is about.


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