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3.9

Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca

This chunky alpaca blend knits up quick and feels wonderful. It only takes 3 skeins and a pair of #19 needles to create a yummy scarf. Directions are included on the label.  Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Alpaca/50% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/45yds
Gauge:
2 sts = 1" on US 15
Knitting Weight:
Super Bulky
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Blue Sky AlpacasBulky Alpaca
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (10)
  • Knits quickly (9)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Good weight (7)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (8)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So Soft And Squishy!!

I bought this yarn in 3 different colors and made a chunky, striped scarf. The yarn is so soft and very squishy. I love it! However, it does shed quite a bit....Read complete review

I bought this yarn in 3 different colors and made a chunky, striped scarf. The yarn is so soft and very squishy. I love it! However, it does shed quite a bit. It doesn't bother me that much because I can pick up the hairs with a lint roller, but I'd prefer it didn't shed.

I've heard of two techniques to stop the yarn from shedding: 1. Put the folded knit/crocheted item into a plastic bag and place in the freezer for a couple days. 2. Put the item in the dryer and tumble it for 30 min. with no heat. I'm going to try these and see if it helps. I don't want to leave hairs everywhere when I wear it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yes, it's a shedder!

This yarn is a major shedder! I knit a scarf in the mink color, intending to gift it, but I'm not sure I can give it away in good conscience knowing it will...Read complete review

This yarn is a major shedder! I knit a scarf in the mink color, intending to gift it, but I'm not sure I can give it away in good conscience knowing it will shed all over. I knit part of the scarf on a plane, and the stranger sitting next to me was left covered in fibers! I was mortified. This is a lovely soft yarn otherwise, but to me, the extreme shedding makes it so I would not buy it again.

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5.0

So soft!

By The yogini knitter

from Quebec

About Me Artist, Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

Great quality and color choice! Fast and fun to knit! Ideal for hats and scarves

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

bulky alpaca yarn

By pam

from Broken Arrow, Ok

About Me Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Scratches Due To The Wool

Best Uses

  • Scarves

Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

good weight and color but the wool I can't use allergic to wool

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Beautiful yarn.

By tricoteuse47

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

I loved working with this beautiful yarn. I like to splice yarns and this one was difficult to splice. I hope it doesn't pull apart eventually.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was as promised and the yarn was in excellent condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
5.0

So Soft And Squishy!!

By Laura

from Illinois

About Me Crocheter, Knitter

Pros

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

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

I bought this yarn in 3 different colors and made a chunky, striped scarf. The yarn is so soft and very squishy. I love it! However, it does shed quite a bit. It doesn't bother me that much because I can pick up the hairs with a lint roller, but I'd prefer it didn't shed.

I've heard of two techniques to stop the yarn from shedding: 1. Put the folded knit/crocheted item into a plastic bag and place in the freezer for a couple days. 2. Put the item in the dryer and tumble it for 30 min. with no heat. I'm going to try these and see if it helps. I don't want to leave hairs everywhere when I wear it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Beautiful texture

By Palmira

from Boston MA

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

    Soft yarn makes beautiful bulky garments

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Disappointed

    By Dee

    from Portland ME

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

      I have bought this brand of bulky yarn from Blue Sky Alapaca and this time the skeins were much smaller for a little more money. Ususally for teh knitted cowls I make 3 skeins is plenty but this time I needed 5. Luckily I had two extra balls of yarn laying around because ordering 3 skeins was not enough. That was pretty disappointing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Very Soft

      By Momma Kate

      from New York, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

        Beautiful colors on a supersoft yarn. I knit up a hat in two days.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        It work up fast and smooth.

        By Janet the knitter

        from Half Moon Bay, CA.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Sheds
        • Snags

        Best Uses

        • Coats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

        Made a coat and handbag very warm and havey.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Yes, it's a shedder!

        By Carie

        from Oakland, CA

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

          This yarn is a major shedder! I knit a scarf in the mink color, intending to gift it, but I'm not sure I can give it away in good conscience knowing it will shed all over. I knit part of the scarf on a plane, and the stranger sitting next to me was left covered in fibers! I was mortified. This is a lovely soft yarn otherwise, but to me, the extreme shedding makes it so I would not buy it again.

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          For the price...

          By Anonymous

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca:

          Overall this was a lovely yarn to work with. There were a few things that bothered me though. It sheds like an animal, I think I've had less hair on me while petting my kitty. In addition, while in the middle of knitting, it lost its twist and suddenly tore, three times. I'm not a tight knitter, so I wasn't sure why it tore. Also while it's soft, some folks with sensitive skin may find it to be a tad scratchy on the first few wears. Afterwards, it softens beautifully. This yarn makes lovely scarves and cowls. I find that, for me, it is a "go-to" yarn for cowls especially.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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