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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
$10.80 hank Discountable
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Blue Sky AlpacasSport Weight
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (24)
  • Good weight (21)
  • Nice texture (17)
  • Dyed evenly (15)
  • Knits quickly (6)

Cons

  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (17)
  • Hats (14)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Socks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (5), Collector (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), 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).

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5.0

BEAUTIFUL Yarn Reasonably Priced !

By MagnoliaMoon

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Infant Wear
    • Scarves

    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight:

    Soft, soft hand to this beautiful yarn that knits up easily and quickly. I made two infants caps from these yarns and both were happily received by 'Moms' and worn by babies.

    The yarn does NOT shred, is easy to work (even using small needles - I used #4.

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    • No

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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.

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      • 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

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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!

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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

            See all my reviews

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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

              About Me Enthusiast

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              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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