A white chain of fiber rests in the palm of a hand.

A white chain of fiber rests in the palm of a hand.

A white chain of fiber rests in the palm of a hand.

Ally Bythell, a 2021 Penn State graduate who earned her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, crocheted the world's first example of yarn made from Squitex fiber.

IMAGE: Ally Bythell/Penn State