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Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico

Blue Sky Alpacas has blended their scrumptiously soft baby alpaca with lustrous mulberry silk to create Metalico. The natural shades of alpaca are undyed, and the silk gives a sheen reminiscent of precious metal. Knit on a larger needle, this gorgeous yarn will make lovely lacey projects with fabulous drape. On a smaller needle, Metalico acts like a sport weight and knits up into a more substantial fabric for light, warm sweaters and hats. A great choice for everyday luxury! Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Baby Alpaca/ 50% Mulberry Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/147yds
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Blue Sky AlpacasMetalico
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Soft (3)

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    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Beautiful yarn

      By Yarngirl

      from South Carolina

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful stitch definiti
      • Easy to work with
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        This is a beautiful alpaca and silk yarn with good stitch definition and subtle halo. It has "next to the skin" softness for any special project use that will not take heavy wear. I am making a poncho and shawl with it and the results are gorgeous. However, I would not recommend this yarn for a beginner, as with most yarns having a halo, it is not a yarn that frogs easily
        I do love the results that I am experiencing and will definitely purchase more for additional projects.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Mixed feelings

        By Jadaknits

        from Wichita, Ks

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        Pros

        • Very soft

        Cons

        • Broken Plys At Times
        • Lumpy At Times
        • Rather Splity
        • Too fuzzy

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Shawls With A Pattern

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        I ordered this yarn because it was the recommended yarn for the Etched Rio Shawl, even though it was quite expensive. I have been told my garment will look amazing when blocked (by a friend who has used this yarn), so time will tell. It does split easily, even with my very sharp needles, so requires close attention. There have also been fuzzy clumps along the yarn from time to time, which are also very annoying. However, this shawl will be very, very soft & warm when finished.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Metalico

        By ShopTilUDrop

        from Granite Bay, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good For Shawl
        • Makes Good Baby Hats
        • Soft

        Cons

        • can get expensive

        Best Uses

        • Baby hat
        • Daisy Wrap

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        I needed to buy an extra skein when I made the wrap. If you have extra yarn, you can always use it to make a baby hat.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Found More Uses for Metalico. LOVE IT!

        By ShopTilUDrop

        from Granite Bay, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft texture

        Cons

        • A bit expensive

        Best Uses

        • Chullo Baby Hat
        • Gloves
        • Shawl

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        This yarn is wonderful since I have found multiple uses for the yarn. I started out with a shawl that was featured on the website. I then, made a baby/toddler hat. I'm now working fingered gloves.

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        • No

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Gorgeous but not perfect

        By KnitMeg

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful sheen
        • Good Drape
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Delicate
        • Felts Easily
        • Loose twist
        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Delicate Items

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        When I first received this yarn I was completely obsessed with it. It's the most gorgeous yarn I've ever worked with, but it does have it's imperfections. I knew it was pretty "grabby" becuase when I had to tink back a few sts or rip back a row it wasn't particularly easy to do, but it wasn't until I had blocked my pieces and was ready to seam them tog when I realized how much it sheds and how easily it starts to felt. I have no doubt that after one or two wearings the area under the arms will be completely fused into a mat. I also think this yarn could be sturdier, as it has held up well during the knitting, but I have no clue yet as to how it will wear...I am guessing not too well due to the loose twist and the delicate fibers it's made from.

        So, other than all that, this yarn is gorgeous. It is so buttery soft and the sheen and drape are to die for. And the almost metallic colorways are so lovely and natural-looking that this yarn absolutely makes me think of precious metals. It works up well but is so slick I had to use wood needles over metal for the extra bit of grab and control. The sts even out A LOT after wet blocking, and if I were making a showpiece sweater that is to sit up on a manequin this yarn would be the perfect choice, but for anything that needs to hold up to real-life wearing, it is just too delicate and too expensive to be practical. (but I still love it!)

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Interesting Breed

        By Alyria

        from New York, NY

        Pros

        • A Lot Of Drape
        • Fun to work with
        • Knits easily
        • Soft

        Cons

        • very little memory
        • Very Slippery Yarn

        Best Uses

        • Beautiful Shawls
        • Elegant Scarf
        • Evening Shrug
        • Scarf

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn and I think with the correct project it can really shine. I had originally chosen to knit gloves with it, but it is more of a fancy yarn for shrugs or shawls.

        Interestingly, I found this specific yarn very slippery on my needles (I used bamboo too!) and on the ball winder. I found that winding the yarn was a task that should be done very slowly and with care.

        Overall and after I changed my project, this yarn draped beautifully in the shawl that knit up and it looks fabulous! I totally recommend it.

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