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koolbreeze
03-22-2006, 03:01 PM
what is this and how is it done?

knitstress_tygher
03-23-2006, 04:36 AM
As I understand it, silk caps are flattened out cocoons, and are spun in a similar fashion to wool, etc rovings, but you have to stretch the caps into an oval or something, to align the fibers perhaps? Something like that, I believe.

http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter05/FEATsilkhankies.html
http://www.knitting-and.com/spinning/silk-caps.html
http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa97/aa070297.htm

koolbreeze
03-23-2006, 01:33 PM
wow
thanks for the reply and the links...