Anzula Milky Way

Anzula Luxury Yarns

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Weight:
3.50 Ounces
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Yardage:
+/- 500 yds
Weight:
1 Fingering/Sock (27-32 sts=4")
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80% Milk Protein, 20% Superwash Merino
+/- 500 yd / 457 m
8.5-9 sts / in US #1

This special yarn is discontinued and will not be able to be re-orderedFrom Anzula:

Milky Way presents vast possibilities and could easily fulfill many of your yarn needs.  Milk protein fiber seems new and cool, so I was surprised to find that it was developed in the early 1930s.  Milk protein fiber was extensively used through the 1930s and 1940s, but nearly disappeared in the late 1940s.  It continued to be used, but was not part of the consumer conciousness again until the 1990s.

Milk protein is a natural product, and the process for creating fiber from the casein protein derived from milk is a wet spinning and drying process.  It is not listed as a manufactured fiber on government and international standards lists.  I thought it might be a rayon, but casein is a protein, not a cellulose fiber so it doesn't qualify. I learned quite a bit reading a patent application for a new process of producing milk protein fiber, and from historical information. Read more here

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