America's Yarn Store
Shop by Category

DK 5.25 - 5.75 sts/in

test caption placement

More Views

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
  • 143 In Stock 22 hanks $15.60
  • 152 Cypress In Stock 26 hanks $15.60
  • 153 Dove In Stock 34 hanks $15.60
  • 100 00 Slate In Stock 34 hanks $15.60
  • 110 10 Ecru In Stock 21 hanks $15.60
  • 114 In Stock 29 hanks $15.60
  • 113 13 Ice In Stock 17 hanks $15.60
  • 138 In Stock 19 hanks $15.60
  • 139 In Stock 20 hanks $15.60
  • 140 In Stock 20 hanks $15.60
  • 141 In Stock 14 hanks $15.60
  • 144 In Stock 29 hanks $15.60
  • 145 In Stock 22 hanks $15.60
  • 146 Passion Fruit In Stock 33 hanks $15.60
  • 147 Crabapple In Stock 12 hanks $15.60
  • 148 Peridot In Stock 21 hanks $15.60
  • 149 Riviera In Stock 29 hanks $15.60
  • 120 20 White In Stock 34 hanks $15.60
  • 123 23 Ruby In Stock 19 hanks $15.60
  • 125 25 Flax In Stock 8 hanks $15.60
  • 127 27 In Stock 33 hanks $15.60
  • 128 28 Plum In Stock 34 hanks $15.60
  • 129 29 Amethyst In Stock 50+ hanks $15.60
  • 131 31 Kiwi In Stock 25 hanks $15.60
  • 133 33 Blush In Stock 21 hanks $15.60
  • 137 37 Sapphire In Stock 25 hanks $15.60
  • 150 50 Night In Stock 27 hanks $15.60
  • 103 Plume In Stock 21 hanks $15.60
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Blue Sky AlpacasAlpaca Silk
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (33)
  • Good weight (29)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Dyed evenly (26)
  • Knits quickly (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (22)
    • Sweaters (17)
    • Hats (8)
    • Gloves (7)
    • Socks (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Artist (13), Collector (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    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.

    VS

    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.

    Reviewed by 42 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      BEAUTIFUL YARN

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous stuff!!

            By MRPP

            from Hanover, IN

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Luxurious
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

              I ordered a fairly large quantity of this yarn for a special dressy cardigan, accented with lace and beads. It's going to be magnificent!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Luscious Yarn!

              By Teresa the Blogger

              from Corbett, Oregon

              About Me Artist, Crochet Blogger

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Nice Texture
              • No Factory Knots In Skein
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shawl

                Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                I used this yarn to make a luxurious Elise shawl and I just love it! I was very impressed with the fact that there were no factory knots in the skeins. It was wonderful to work with. Now I'm using the same yarn to make a beret to match my shawl, then want to make some fingerless mitts. I can wholeheartedly recommend this yarn and I plan to buy more in other colors for more projects.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Yarn!

                By Teresa the Blogger

                from Corbett, Oregon

                About Me Artist, Blogger

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Not One Knot Love That
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                  This yarn is heavenly - soft and shiny, easy to work with, and not one knot in any of the skeins so far. My pet peeve is knots in the middle of skeins. I plan to get more for other projects.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  very nice

                  By yolie

                  from New York, New York

                  About Me Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                        combined with suri merino for beautiful sweater

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Sublime Experience All Around

                        By Left Hook

                        from Chicago, Illinois

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                          I'd been eyeing this yarn for at least two years because it sounded perfect ... and then I found a gorgeous sweater pattern calling for it. (Rose Quartz Pullover, Robyn Chachula). With about 50 yards of trim to go, I couldn't be more pleased.

                          As others have noted, it's a bit slippery and can catch if you aren't careful -- but I don't think you purchase a luxury yarn like this without expecting to treat it gently all along. (I had to rip out several rows to fix mistakes, which worried me at first... but it unwound cleanly and reworked without any difficulty. You can't tell it's been reworked at all.) And because of the fiber blend, it's all about drape -- if you want spring, use a pattern with inherent springiness.

                          Bottom line: this is an incredible yarn! Sublimely soft, glowing, saturated with color, terrific stitch definition. I wish I never had to work with anything less perfect. (And note to Blue Sky Alpacas: please, please give us a handpainted, multicolored version!)

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Lovely and soft

                          By Kath

                          from St. Paul Minnesota

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Add A Strand Of Mohair
                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Good Weight
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk:

                          I used Blue Sky Alpaca Silk with a strand of mohair to make a sweater. This made a lovely combination.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »

                          Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
                          To
                          If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
                          From
                          Message

                          Webs Discount

                          20% Off
                          On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
                          25% Off
                          On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!