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Diamond Luxury Collection Milky Way
65% viscose rayon/35% milk sourced viscose
Made in Italy
Hand wash/dry flat
Worsted wieight - 20st/4inches 4.5-5.0mm (US7-8)
50g ball - 135m/147y
Standard Price: $5.95US/$5.71CA
Elann Price: $2.98US/$2.86CA (50% savings)

“Knitted ribbon construction for fabulous drape, with the lustre of silk!” (10 colors and two patterns in the free patterns section using this yarn while yarn quantities last)


unblocked, blocked and yarn construction

This is an interesting yarn as it, to me, isn’t so much a ribbon yarn. It is a knitted tube, rather like a flattened icord. While it does twist whilst knitting, like a flat ribbon yarn tends to do, because of the tubular construction, doesn’t really affect the overall look of the fabric once knitted. It really smoothed out nice and flat with a dunk and dry flat. The stitches evened out somewhat, but this particular type of yarn doesn’t really give you nice smooth, even stitches. It keeps a rather rustic look, reminding me of maybe a slightly slubby yarn style fabric, without the slubs, if that makes sense.

This yarn is all viscose, a portion of which is made from milk protiens, hence the Milky Way name. It is soft and silky, and it really does have a slight sheen to it, yet it’s quite substantive as a fabric. I didn’t get gauge (have I gotten gauge yet with a tuesday yarn?), but am pleased with the fabric I produced. Because of the construction of the yarn, there is quite a bit of elasticity to the knitted fabric. You’ll really want to go with a tighter gauge if you are going to make any tops or wear a cami underneath. I tugged and pulled and yanked on the swatch and it bounced right back to shape every time.

It was an easy knit: no splitting, but I did, once or twice, find that I caught my needle tip on the yarn and it reminded me of a fish stuck in a net. lol Even when that happened, the yarn didn’t snag, but I think it might if you really caught it on something. And it wouldn’t be a snag easily fixed.

Not my cuppa on this one, but I think it would make a great slinky, shimmery, summery shawl in a relatively plain pattern. I doubt this yarn would lend itself to cables or lacework - too slippery.

I’m not hot or cold to this yarn. For 100% manmade viscose rayon, it feels like silk to knit, not a squeaky acrylic. I’m sure some of you will love this yarn. But not Sweaterfreak.



- US8 (5mm) bamboo
- 5.75spi/7rpi before and after blocking - it remained unchanged
- Suggested spi of 5 would be way too loose, unless you like the see-through look
- Interesting tubular construction
- Did not pill
- Did not split
- Might catch easily and pull
- Very elastic, once knitted into a fabric, in all directions
- Very soft, with slight sheen
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