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Nov 17, 2011 15:36:09   #
Hazel Blumberg - McKee
 
OK, this is one I haven't heard of before. I was taking a break from work and of course surfing knitting websites, when I saw mention of a yarn that's a blend of wool and milk protein.

Has anybody ever seen, touched, worked with this kind of yarn before? What's it look like? How does it feel? How do you take care of it? How does it wash? Do you melt if you go out in the rain draped in milk-protein yarn?

Curiously,
Hazel
 
Nov 17, 2011 15:43:39   #
Befast
 
I have bought and used the one from Kollage. Very soft, I made a washcloth out of it. It washed up just fine.
Nov 17, 2011 16:01:59   #
lifeline (a regular here)
 
I have been 'yarn searching' the last couple of evenings and I also came across this and wondered about it. I am glad you asked about it- I didn't think to ;-)
Nov 17, 2011 16:08:30   #
zipknitter
 
On the tv program called How It's Made, they just had a show about yarn made from milk products and why the woman decided to try making it. Was very interesting. I've several friends who have tried it out in various projects and they say it is very soft, drapes well and works up really nice. Since it hasn't been out that long we are waiting to see how it lasts.
Nov 17, 2011 17:16:16   #
StitchDesigner
 
Be careful where you buy from. Evidently, one of the on-site retailers, Knitting Fever, is being sued by Cascade Yarns for advertising 3 different milk protein yarns that contained no milk protein. One that was supposed to be a milk/wool didn't have any wool either. You can use the Search Option above and type in Milk Yarn. Go to the older of the Milk Yarn Scam posts. There's a link for the actual item. In other words, know the vendor.
Nov 18, 2011 12:37:13   #
PamP
 
I have heard of the milk protein yarn, just haven't seen or used it. I have tried an acrylic yarn that has recycled paper in it. I knitted two hats and scarves for grandkids. It seemed a little scratchy to me but will make a final decision on it after it is washed. If it remains scratchy, will probably start over. Don't like scratchy on me I figure little ones will like it even less. Let you know how it turns out.

PamP
 
Nov 18, 2011 13:37:43   #
CatKnit
 
Ella Rae Latte yarn is made from milk, it is very soft, drapes beautifully and wears well.
Nov 18, 2011 14:57:53   #
Jayceeme1
 
Rowan UK do a beautiful Milk protien yarn, that is super super soft and has an unbelievable meterage, I think it may be mixed with wool but I could be wrong, yarn is not handy at the moment, it's been on sale here for quite a while and has been well received by knitters. There are also Casien needles, also made from a milk protien and are wonderful for users who suffer arthritis or carpal tunnel problems......these are US made and not well known here in the UK but can be sourced as there are UK suppliers of them, I have them and find them lovely and warm to knit with.
Nov 18, 2011 15:08:00   #
Hazel Blumberg - McKee
 
Jayceeme1 wrote:
Rowan UK do a beautiful Milk protien yarn, that is super super soft and has an unbelievable meterage, I think it may be mixed with wool but I could be wrong, yarn is not handy at the moment, it's been on sale here for quite a while and has been well received by knitters. There are also Casien needles, also made from a milk protien and are wonderful for users who suffer arthritis or carpal tunnel problems......these are US made and not well known here in the UK but can be sourced as there are UK suppliers of them, I have them and find them lovely and warm to knit with.
Rowan UK do a beautiful Milk protien yarn, that is... (show quote)


I have the casein needles--the name of the manufacturer escapes me at the moment--and I really like them.

Hazel
Nov 18, 2011 15:17:25   #
Aggie May
 
Hazel Blumberg wrote:
OK, this is one I haven't heard of before. I was taking a break from work and of course surfing knitting websites, when I saw mention of a yarn that's a blend of wool and milk protein.

Has anybody ever seen, touched, worked with this kind of yarn before? What's it look like? How does it feel? How do you take care of it? How does it wash? Do you melt if you go out in the rain draped in milk-protein yarn?

Curiously,
Hazel


Yes, I have used yarn made from Milk Protien.
It is fabulously soft and lovely to work with and the people who have purchased hats and scarves from me have been very happy.
Not many colours to choose from in the brand I bought but hopefully it will improve.
For many years, Casien has been used to make things that look plastic such as buttons and knitting needles so really it is not a new idea, just a new use for an old product.
I did read somewhere that low grade milk is used, not fit for human consumption.
Recently, in New Zealand, we had a big gas outage which meant that milk could not be processed in many factories, so the milk was dumped by the farmers.
I thought at the time that it would have been great if someone here had started manufacturing Milk yarn to use up the wasted milk but of course, we are a nation of sheep so I guess the wool producers need to protect their livelyhood which is a bit precarious at present.
Have fun.
Colleen.
Nov 18, 2011 15:18:09   #
Jayceeme1
 
Hazel Blumberg wrote:
Jayceeme1 wrote:
There are also Casien needles, also made from a milk protien and are wonderful for users who suffer arthritis or carpal tunnel problems......these are US made and not well known here in the UK but can be sourced as there are UK suppliers of them, I have them and find them lovely and warm to knit with.


I have the casein needles--the name of the manufacturer escapes me at the moment--and I really like them.

Hazel


I always forget the name of mfn as well??? lol I think Crystal Palace yarns had something to do with them??? But don't quote me?
I keep thinking it was Daisy Brand, they do a "plastic" colour-co-ordinated range, but again I don't think they are the makers of these gorgeous needles, I didn't like them at first, thought them too bendy, but then tried the dpns and was hooked.
 
Nov 18, 2011 15:54:51   #
StitchDesigner
 
CatKnit wrote:
Ella Rae Latte yarn is made from milk, it is very soft, drapes beautifully and wears well.


Cat, you really need to read this: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/milkproteinfiber.asp

That yarn is one of the one found to actually have no milk fiber in it!
Nov 18, 2011 16:56:55   #
crafti mami
 
Heard no too good comment on this yarn.
Nov 20, 2011 06:53:47   #
Jayceeme1
 
I remembered name of Casien needles maker, they are by Quill??
Here is piccie


 
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