Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk

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  • Fiber Content: 50% Alpaca/ 50% Silk
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/146yd
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

Polished sheen, a sumptuous hand and elegant drape all wrapped up in a blend of nature's most inspiring fibers. Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk is a premium blend of 50% alpaca and 50% silk. The colors are spectacular and inspiring. Use Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk for light, but warm tops, hats, mittens or just about anything you can think of!  Made in Peru.

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15.6Alpaca Silk
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (39)
  • Nice texture (35)
  • Good weight (34)
  • Dyed evenly (29)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (26)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Hats (11)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Artist (14), Parent (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not a yarn for beginners or a quickie project

This is a beautiful classic yarn, however, it is not that easy to handle. The stitches can be very uneven and garments require careful blocking when finished. The fabric is slippery and easily...Read complete review

This is a beautiful classic yarn, however, it is not that easy to handle. The stitches can be very uneven and garments require careful blocking when finished. The fabric is slippery and easily slides off needles so I had to be very careful when knitting my aran spring aran sweater with it. This yarn has no spring whatsoever, so choose an appropriate project. The drape is long and loose, even when knitted at 6 stitches to the inch. This yarn almost needs cables, aran patterning or ribs to give it something to do because even though it is a light weight, it hangs off your body and will show every bump and bulge you have because it is a thin fabric with a lot of sheen. Don't get me wrong, this yarn works up to a GORGEOUS product, but you have to be discerning about your design. The appearance of the uneven stitches definitely improves greatly after blocking and steaming. Drape, drape, drape -- very sexy and oh so comfortable to wear, but absolutely no spring of any kind so you will get exactly what you knit. This yarn is unforgiving if you make mistakes, knit unevenlyl, or choose a design that requires structure over drape. Colors are drop dead gorgeous. I'd be interested to see what happens to this yarn if I knitted it double stranded.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Proceed with caution

I'm not as enamored with this yarn as other reviewers. It is indeed beautiful, very soft, and the colors are lovely. But it is plied loosely, and splits and snags very easily....Read complete review

I'm not as enamored with this yarn as other reviewers. It is indeed beautiful, very soft, and the colors are lovely. But it is plied loosely, and splits and snags very easily. I have purchased in 3 colors for scarves, but doubt I will use it again.

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5.0

Love Blue Sky Alpaca Yarn

By Mary the Alpaca Person

from Kaufman, TX

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

      My husband and I own alpacas and if our yarn is not available I will purchase Blue Sky Alpaca.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      SOFT

      By SueA

      from Penna.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Shawls

      Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

      This yarn is lovely. It does shed a bit, but I don't really mind because it is so soft and has a nice"hand" due to the silk.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Wonderful yarn

      By Deb

      from MA

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

          I inherited the yarn when I asked my adult daughter if I could make her a sweater and she said she had started one several years ago and would love me to finish it. I didn't realize that she had literally only started it. So I've had lots of knitting hours with this. It's a lovely yarn. Haven't had to wash it yet, but will probably do so when it's finished. This is an expensive yarn, but the feel is well worth it.

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          5.0

          Lovely Yarn

          By katkarsmom

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Knitting Afficionado

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby garments
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

            I am making what I hope will be an heirloom baby dress - it is turning out very well. So soft and drapey.

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            4.0

            Beautiful, soft, snags easily

            By Noni

            from RV traveler

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

            beautiful scarf for daughter

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            4.0

            Very nice for lace projects

            By Terri

            from Ormond Beach, Florida

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

            Using this for a lace scarf. It's very soft and looks beautiful, but the yarn can split a little when doing ssk and similar stitches.

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            5.0

            Awesome, I would by this product again and again.

            By Ruth

            from Alabama

            About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Small bags

              Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

              This yarn is so soft and it falls in folds.

               
              5.0

              My favourite yarn

              By Helle S.

              from Norway

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

                This yarn is among my favourite yarns. It's nice to work with and the colors are fabulous! The silk in the yarn adds an extra sheen to it. I've used this yarn to sweaters and jackets, and think that it keeps the shape well. If I should mention one con it would be that it can be a bit stiff if you are using it for a pattern with that requires more than one color. – Definitely not the last time I'm using this yarn for a project.

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                5.0

                BEAUTIFUL YARN

                By Esther of Kent

                from Kent, WA

                About Me Expert knitter, Fabric Dedigner

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                Pros

                • Alpalca Is Great
                • Delicate But Sturdy Yarn
                • Forgiving Yarn

                Cons

                • Limited Colors

                Best Uses

                • Dainty Whimsies
                • Delicate Scarfs
                • Exotic Torques
                • Gloves
                • Lacy Collars
                • Luxury Knit Tops
                • Socks

                Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

                I bought this off white yarn to accent a pure silk yarn knit top in shades of dark green to pale tan.
                The project is still in the design stage today.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                lovely yarn

                By knitister

                from Norwalk, CT

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 15.60 Alpaca Silk:

                    Can't wait to get started!

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                    • No

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