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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
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Blue Sky AlpacasAlpaca Silk
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (37)
  • Good weight (32)
  • Nice texture (32)
  • Dyed evenly (27)
  • Knits quickly (12)

Cons

  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (26)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Hats (11)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Artist (14), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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

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 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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    • No

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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

    About Me Enthusiast

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    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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    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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              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!!

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                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.

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