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4.8

Blue Sky Alpacas Melange

Melange is a lovely sport weight 100% baby alpaca is a dream. The colors shine and the yarn is so soft it will be a joy to work with and to wear for years to come. Made in Peru.
Content:
100% Baby Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/110yd
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1 on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
Sport
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Blue Sky AlpacasMelange
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (10)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Good weight (6)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Hides mistakes (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (9)
    • Hats (7)
    • Sweaters (5)
    • Gloves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Artist (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Soft and lucious, exquisite heathers

    By spinsterk

    from mercersburg

    About Me Cabler, Color Addict, Stashista

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Exquisite Color
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

      I love color work but I also love cables and this is perfect for both, It works well with other alpaca and alpaca blend yarns and the colors are really well done, subtle yet vibrant heathers. feels like a soft kitten while knitting and has a lovely drape and feel after knitting.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Soft and Squishy

      By PennyLane

      from Nova Scotia, Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hides Mistakes

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

      I've used this yarn for hats and cowls. It is extremely soft. Not the yarn you want if you're looking for rigidity, but if soft and squishy is what you're looking for, this yarn is lovely. On a negative note: I used this yarn to line merino wool mittens and it stretched so much, I have to remake the linings. Beautiful colour selection.

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      5.0

      So soft and luxurious.

      By JC

      from Huntington Beach

      About Me Artist, Creator, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Felts Well
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

        I used this yarn for felted patches on a cotton cardigan and then embroidered the patches. It looks beautiful. Pattern is from "Lovely Little Things to Knit & Crochet" by Mags Kandis.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love

        By kewar

        from Virginia

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

          Beautiful and luxurious; so fun to knit; a tiny bit of shedding. Perfect for a special gift item.

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          • No

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          4.0

          melange baby alpaca

          By maddietn

          from philadelphia pa

          About Me Artist, Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Sheds
          • Stretches

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

          good yarn

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          • No

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          5.0

          Yummy Yarn

          By NanaKnits

          from West TN

          About Me Enthusiast, Experienced knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Rich colors
          • Soft
          • Timely delivery

          Cons

          • Hand wash

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Shawl
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

          I wish there were a way to make this yarn washable without sacrificing softness

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and yarn arrived in good condition

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sofffffft!!!

          By Nicog

          from CA

          About Me Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

            A must have for baby sweater! And i would love to use it again in the future!

            Service and delivery comments:

            to CA so it takes abit long time, but it's all fine

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Dreamy yarn, is right...

            By Sweezie

            from Upstate NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Bled Slightly When Washed

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

            Such lovely yarn to work with! These were my first gloves and the end result was so amazing! Plus, there is WEBS' quantity discount - it's all great!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great service and quick delivery.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very versatile, high end yarn

            By anonymous

            from Virginia/upstate NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

                  I added this yarn to my "go to" list today when cleaning our the stash organizing all those swatches. The colors are gorgeous and the dye lots are really even between purchases. I knit it between 19/26 and 24/32 with great results on needles US size 3 - 7. The drape is beautiful, BUT, this yarn ha some "sproing" despite the alpaca content and excellent memory. It is as soft as cashmere. No itch whatsoever. Not good for summer knits even at the lower gauge b/c it knits a really warm garment that keeps off wind, damp and makes that wintry chill go completely away without wearing a really heavy garment. Excellent for scarves, mufflers and very fitted garments or vests b/c there is no "bulk" as well as drapey knits. Great for lace, bobbles and cables too. Pill factor is minimal. Decent yardage for the price and the quality. Pomegranate and Salsa are my favorite colors. The luminosity of the yarn does not show on the monitor.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  i wanna make everything in this yarn

                  By stellatuesday

                  from washington

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Melange:

                    The best yarn I've ever used, and I have very expensive, almost snobby taste when it comes to fibers. I made a slouchy hat from this, using a simple extended beanie seed-stitch pattern, and EVERYONE loves it. I was in a knitting shop the other day and 8 separate people asked for the pattern, and the kind of yarn that it's made from. I taught my roommate to knit so she could make the same hat, from this yarn. If you double up, this yarn is a luxurious heft, and you can really feel the texture of a stitch like seed or moss. I'm planning my next project, a long robe, from this yarn, for me with a big piece like this, there's no other choice.

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