Knitter's Review
September 15, 2011
Silk Wool and a Milton apple

Imagine marrying someone and getting a yarn company in the bargain. Not a bad deal, eh?

That's exactly what happened when Leonhardt Schachenmayr married the oldest daughter of Johann Gottfried Kolb in 1817. He eventually took over what became Schachenmayr, Mann and Company, which, in 2009, got shortened to SMC.

The SMC Select line is all about high fashion and elegant exclusivity, and yet the yarn I review this week seems none of that. It's just a really nice knitted tube yarn called Silk Wool.

This Weekend
The California Wool and Fiber Festival kicks off this weekend at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. Meanwhile, in Watertown, South Dakota, the 19th annual North Country Fiber Fair takes place at the Codington County Extension Complex. And, for those folks on the East Coast, head to the Hemlock Fairgrounds in Hemlock, New York, for the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, now in its 17th year.

In the Forums: Autumn Knits
The calendar doesn't say "autumn" yet, but the weather is starting to hint at it. What are you planning to knit this fall?

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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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On the Cover

A Milton apple relaxes in a Silk Wool swatch before becoming dessert.

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