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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
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (23)
  • Good weight (20)
  • Nice texture (17)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Knits quickly (5)

Cons

  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (16)
  • Hats (14)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Socks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Artist (4), Collector (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (7)

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).

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

AMAZING YARN!

By JILLY

from NEW YORK CITY, NY

About Me Designer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful For Crochetting
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

    THE BABY ALPACA YARNS ARE SUPER SOFT AND ARE EASY TO WORK WITH FOR CROCHET PROJECTS.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Lovely yarn

    By KitKatKntter

    from Carlisle, Pa

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

      Love, love, LOVE this yarn. I used it in a cowl I knitted for a FB friend up in Canada who's allergic to sheep wool, and she absolutely loves it. I'd happily use it again for this and possibly sweaters. If I can get the inner knitter off the cowl/armwarmer/hat kick she's been on lately.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful yarn

      By akokx

      from NH

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Hats

      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

      Making a man's hat with this yarn. But would do other accessories with it as well. So soft and warm.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      was a bargain

      By Nana

      from Baton Rouge LA

      About Me Novice, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

        I love this yarn. It was at an excellent price so I've got several skeins. I would love the store to have more color variety in this type of yarn...

        I'm knitting scarves and hats for my sons.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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!

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          • 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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          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

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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.

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              • 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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