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    Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk

    Polished sheen, a sumptuous hand and elegant drape all wrapped up in a blend of nature's most inspiring fibers. Blue Sky Alpaca Silk is a premium blend of 50% alpaca and 50% silk. The colors are spectacular and inspiring. Use Blue Sky Alpaca Silk for light, but warm tops, hats, mittens or just about anything you can think of!  Made in Peru.

    Content:
    50% Alpaca/50% Silk
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/146yd
    Gauge:
    5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
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    4.7

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (28)
    • Good weight (26)
    • Nice texture (25)
    • Dyed evenly (22)
    • Knits quickly (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (21)
      • Sweaters (15)
      • Hats (8)
      • Gloves (6)
      • Socks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (20), Artist (8), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (30)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Not a yarn for beginners or a quickie project

      This is a beautiful classic yarn, however, it is not that easy to handle. The stitches can be very uneven and garments require careful blocking when finished. The fabric is slippery and easily...Read complete review

      This is a beautiful classic yarn, however, it is not that easy to handle. The stitches can be very uneven and garments require careful blocking when finished. The fabric is slippery and easily slides off needles so I had to be very careful when knitting my aran spring aran sweater with it. This yarn has no spring whatsoever, so choose an appropriate project. The drape is long and loose, even when knitted at 6 stitches to the inch. This yarn almost needs cables, aran patterning or ribs to give it something to do because even though it is a light weight, it hangs off your body and will show every bump and bulge you have because it is a thin fabric with a lot of sheen. Don't get me wrong, this yarn works up to a GORGEOUS product, but you have to be discerning about your design. The appearance of the uneven stitches definitely improves greatly after blocking and steaming. Drape, drape, drape -- very sexy and oh so comfortable to wear, but absolutely no spring of any kind so you will get exactly what you knit. This yarn is unforgiving if you make mistakes, knit unevenlyl, or choose a design that requires structure over drape. Colors are drop dead gorgeous. I'd be interested to see what happens to this yarn if I knitted it double stranded.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Proceed with caution

      I'm not as enamored with this yarn as other reviewers. It is indeed beautiful, very soft, and the colors are lovely. But it is plied loosely, and splits and snags very easily....Read complete review

      I'm not as enamored with this yarn as other reviewers. It is indeed beautiful, very soft, and the colors are lovely. But it is plied loosely, and splits and snags very easily. I have purchased in 3 colors for scarves, but doubt I will use it again.

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      5.0

      Perfect Yarn!

      By Teresa the Blogger

      from Corbett, Oregon

      About Me Artist, Blogger

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Not One Knot Love That
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

        This yarn is heavenly - soft and shiny, easy to work with, and not one knot in any of the skeins so far. My pet peeve is knots in the middle of skeins. I plan to get more for other projects.

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        5.0

        very nice

        By yolie

        from New York, New York

        About Me Parent

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              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

              combined with suri merino for beautiful sweater

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              5.0

              A Sublime Experience All Around

              By Left Hook

              from Chicago, Illinois

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                I'd been eyeing this yarn for at least two years because it sounded perfect ... and then I found a gorgeous sweater pattern calling for it. (Rose Quartz Pullover, Robyn Chachula). With about 50 yards of trim to go, I couldn't be more pleased.

                As others have noted, it's a bit slippery and can catch if you aren't careful -- but I don't think you purchase a luxury yarn like this without expecting to treat it gently all along. (I had to rip out several rows to fix mistakes, which worried me at first... but it unwound cleanly and reworked without any difficulty. You can't tell it's been reworked at all.) And because of the fiber blend, it's all about drape -- if you want spring, use a pattern with inherent springiness.

                Bottom line: this is an incredible yarn! Sublimely soft, glowing, saturated with color, terrific stitch definition. I wish I never had to work with anything less perfect. (And note to Blue Sky Alpacas: please, please give us a handpainted, multicolored version!)

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                4.0

                Lovely and soft

                By Kath

                from St. Paul Minnesota

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Add A Strand Of Mohair
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                I used Blue Sky Alpaca Silk with a strand of mohair to make a sweater. This made a lovely combination.

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                5.0

                This is a lovely fiber

                By Vickitoria8

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Projecs With Soft Drape
                  • Project With A Soft Drape
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                  I used this to make infinity scarves for my sisters, both of whom have a sensitivity to lanolin--and they love them. It has a lovely a rich feel and just enough "give" to be perfect for the finished piece (or any project that requires a soft drape).

                  I found it a little slick to work with (not really surprising) and it slipped off of my needles a few times. I had to resuce it pretty quickly or risk a dropped stitch. My skill level is somewhere between novice and intermediate so a more experienced knitter may not experience the same.

                  Otherwise, I loved working with it and would recommend it highly.

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                  5.0

                  Soft and Luxurious

                  By Kath

                  from St. Paul Minnesota

                  About Me Enthusiast, Long time knitter

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • No Stretch Or Memory

                  Best Uses

                  • Add Mohair Strand To It
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                  I have used it for an afghan and for a sweater, both with Giselle.

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                  4.0

                  Good material

                  By Kitty

                  from Athens ga

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to work with
                  • Feels Great Very Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats

                    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                    It's really easy to knit with this. Feels great. Bundles are very small. 1 bundle makes about 2 hats.

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                    5.0

                    wonderful soft yarn

                    By pascotty

                    from nashville, tn

                    About Me Knitter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves

                      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                      this yarn has wonderful stitch definition. it is very soft against the skin.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice and soft, but it does shed

                      By Advernturetwin

                      from Bellevue, WA

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • Sheds

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                        I'd read a review that this yarn didn't shed, so I excitedly got it for a crescent shawl for my niece. It's to be worn over a holiday dress with a black velvet top. I shouldn't be surprised that this alpaca sheds, and this does indeed shed. It's very nice to work with, and very soft after blocking.

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                        3.0

                        Proceed with caution

                        By Terrimarv

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Good Weight
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Snags
                        • Unravels

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                        I'm not as enamored with this yarn as other reviewers. It is indeed beautiful, very soft, and the colors are lovely. But it is plied loosely, and splits and snags very easily. I have purchased in 3 colors for scarves, but doubt I will use it again.

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