I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 074: Silk

In this episode, census records, a visit to NYC, and a new pillowcase get Anne thinking about silk. She shares what she learned about what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects our fiber crafting, and invites you to share more!

Links to Things Mentioned in This Episode

First, I misspoke in the episode: alpha-keratin is the keratin found in mammals, not vertebrates. I do know that lizards and birds are vertebrates, too. I apologize for misspeaking!
The Rise of the US Silk Industry
Silk, the Queen of Fibers
Knitting with Silk Yarn
Top Tips for Knitting with Silk
How to Remove Sweat Stains from Silk Blouses
Raw Silk
Know Your Fiber: Tussah Silk
Muga Silk
That Knitting Show on YouTube


Knit New Haven is running a Knit a Yoke Sweater KAL that will run until March 31. Get the details about how to join in, including your 15% off yarn discount, by visiting their Instagram post about the event! 

Morehouse Farm has the guidance (and yarn) you need to knit a temperature blanket in 2022. Find everything you need to get started at their website!

WoolX is another favorite source of mine for 100% wool and wool-blend clothing. They carry clothing for men and women–everything you need from undies to outerwear. Check them out using this link, and if you decide to buy, you’ll receive $20 off your order!


The songs in this episode were “Mirage Song,” by Sleeping Ghost and “Go Your Own Way,” by Humans Win.




Anne Frost

knitter & podcaster

The host of the I Thought I Knew How Podcast and Online International Fiber Festival.

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