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    Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight

    Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight is a classic 100% baby alpaca in a sport weight. Create stunning sweaters and accessories with this incredible yarn. Your finished project will drape beautifully and keep you toasty without being heavy!  Made in Peru.

    Content:
    100% Baby Alpaca
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/110yd
    Gauge:
    5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
    Knitting Weight:
    Sport
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    Blue Sky AlpacasSport Weight
     
    4.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (19)
    • Good weight (17)
    • Nice texture (14)
    • Dyed evenly (13)
    • Knits quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (14)
      • Hats (11)
      • Gloves (8)
      • Sweaters (7)
      • Socks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (14), Artist (4), Collector (4), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15), Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Superb for scarves

      I have made 4 Faina scarves with this yarn and the yarn & pattern are perfectly matched. The diamond pattern created by the ssk & k2tog stitches give the yarn the body that...Read complete review

      I have made 4 Faina scarves with this yarn and the yarn & pattern are perfectly matched. The diamond pattern created by the ssk & k2tog stitches give the yarn the body that alpaca lacks, while the Blue Sky alpaca sport gives the stitch definition that displays the pattern at its best. I've bought more to enjoy the pattern in different colors. I prefer the Lantern Moon wooden needles with 100% alpaca yarns - those ultra-slick metallic needles are too slippery. Having small dogs that paw the knitting or "nest" on my lap mid-row adds to my personal hazards. But I do love this yarn, nice and cushy to grab by the fistful and soft to the hand and face. I wouldn't recommend it for a sweater or even a vest, but in my opinion, it's the fiber, not this particular yarn. I made a sweater & a shawl with 100% alpaca (worsted & lace, respectively) and discarded both. I recommend this unreservedly, in spite of the fiber having its own limitations. We choose the fiber for the soft or the color, but must choose the appropriate pattern for the fiber. Wool/alpaca blends will drape better than wool alone, yet have body that alpaca alone does not. I don't expect cotton to have the body that wool does, and so won't downgrade 100% alpaca because it does not.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      best for accessories, stretches a lot

      I knit a baby cable pullover from this, and knit it at a firm gauge (size 2's & 3's), yet it grew a lot, and after one gentle hand...Read complete review

      I knit a baby cable pullover from this, and knit it at a firm gauge (size 2's & 3's), yet it grew a lot, and after one gentle hand wash it grew even more. The sweater is now too big. I would recommend this only for hats, scarves, etc, IOW only things where the fit won't matter, because it will definitely grow. (yes I did swatch & washed my swatch, but apparently on a larger mass of fabric it has more weight and this causes it to grow).

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      4.0

      Loved the yarn found a new favorite

      By Kitten Knittin

      from St Louis

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

        Loved the yarn. So soft and worked up wonderful. Scarf for friend, thought about keeping for myself!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        soft, lucious yarn

        By fran

        from long beach ny

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

          made a very sophisticated looking 'embers hat'

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Soft, warm, beautiful drape

          By Pat

          from Somerville, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

            Have used it previously for a poncho (very warm and lightweight). Am now making a cowl that can be pulled over the head.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            There is yarn, and then there is YARN

            By Lady D

            from PA

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Yarn Snob Extraordinaire

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Incredible Drape
            • Luxurious Feel
            • Saturated Tones In Color
            • Soft To The Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters
              • Wear Next To Skin

              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

              This yarn is the most extraordinary Alpaca I have ever worked with, worn and knit with. It's babysoft character and nice drape is a big plus. The colours are cheerful and fit every mood am in. It knits extremely well and evenly. Alpaca generally has some shedding but the difference in the amount of shedding is the quality of the yarn itself. Blue Sky Alpacas to shed less than other brands. I am also careful not to wear my knits with something that rubs on it and I store items careful when not in use.

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              4.0

              Like it so far

              By CJ

              from Germany

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                  I enjoyed knitting the swatch, very soft and smooth. It fuzzed up after one wash, but not in a bad way. I guess that's the "halo" people describe? Just not a fan of it, myself. The black lost dye in the water, but the color of the yarn still seems fine.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Feels like holding a cloud in your had

                  By myrnalynn

                  from Vancouver BC Canada

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                    Holding this yarn in your hands is absolutely fantastic. I'm making a lovely afghan with it and it will be wonderful to cozy up with. Highly recommended.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Most beautiful yarn

                    By Lynn

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Stretches

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                    Made the most beautiful hats for friends and family. Everyone loves them!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Took awhile for yarn to arrive, but worth the wait!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good for scarves and hats

                    By 50-Year Knitter

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                      I bought my yarn from my LYS, and not WEBS. Agree that it is very soft and light weight. In knitting a slouchy cable hat from a pattern designed for this yarn, I found that the stitches in the cable brim had nice definition. But the rest of the hat, knit in stockinette stitch on circular needles, showed the stitches to be somewhat uneven in appearance--not due to my knitting! On the other hand, the yarn works nicely in diagonally-patterned narrow scarves knit in garter stitch using two similarly toned colors.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great yarn for crochet projects

                      By Busy Hands

                      from Prosperity, SC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats

                        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                        Adult grandchildren are hard to please, especially with crocheted items. This yarn was perfect for 4-square hat for grandson in graduate school. Great weight.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lovely yarn

                        By meddywv

                        from west virginia

                        About Me Artist

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

                          Loved making gloves with this yarn!

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                          • No

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