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4.7

Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk

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

Content:
50% Alpaca/50% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/146yd
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
DK
$15.60 hank Discountable
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4.7

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (39)
  • Good weight (34)
  • Nice texture (34)
  • Dyed evenly (29)
  • Knits quickly (13)

Cons

  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (26)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Hats (11)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Artist (14), Parent (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

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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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 Blue Sky Alpacas 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

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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 Blue Sky Alpacas 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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      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely Yarn

      By katkarsmom

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Knitting Afficionado

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Baby garments
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas 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 Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

        beautiful scarf for daughter

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very nice for lace projects

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        By Terri

        from Ormond Beach, Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Snags

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas 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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        • No

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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 Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

          This yarn is so soft and it falls in folds.

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          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 Blue Sky Alpacas 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

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            By Esther of Kent

            from Kent, WA

            About Me Expert knitter, Fabric Dedigner

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            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 Blue Sky Alpacas 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

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            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 Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                Can't wait to get started!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn

                By Knitting Debby

                from Chesapeake VA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Love knitting

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Making A Sweater

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                  Delivered quickly and packaged well.

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                  • No

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