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Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico

Blue Sky Alpacas has blended their scrumptiously soft baby alpaca with lustrous mulberry silk to create Metalico. The natural shades of alpaca are undyed, and the silk gives a sheen reminiscent of precious metal. Knit on a larger needle, this gorgeous yarn will make lovely lacey projects with fabulous drape. On a smaller needle, Metalico acts like a sport weight and knits up into a more substantial fabric for light, warm sweaters and hats. A great choice for everyday luxury! Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Baby Alpaca/ 50% Mulberry Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/147yds
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Blue Sky AlpacasMetalico
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Soft (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Scarves (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Interesting Breed

    I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn and I think with the correct project it can really shine. I had originally chosen to knit gloves with it, but it is more of a fancy...Read complete review

    I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn and I think with the correct project it can really shine. I had originally chosen to knit gloves with it, but it is more of a fancy yarn for shrugs or shawls.

    Interestingly, I found this specific yarn very slippery on my needles (I used bamboo too!) and on the ball winder. I found that winding the yarn was a task that should be done very slowly and with care.

    Overall and after I changed my project, this yarn draped beautifully in the shawl that knit up and it looks fabulous! I totally recommend it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Gorgeous but not perfect

    When I first received this yarn I was completely obsessed with it. It's the most gorgeous yarn I've ever worked with, but it does have it's imperfections. I knew it was pretty...Read complete review

    When I first received this yarn I was completely obsessed with it. It's the most gorgeous yarn I've ever worked with, but it does have it's imperfections. I knew it was pretty "grabby" becuase when I had to tink back a few sts or rip back a row it wasn't particularly easy to do, but it wasn't until I had blocked my pieces and was ready to seam them tog when I realized how much it sheds and how easily it starts to felt. I have no doubt that after one or two wearings the area under the arms will be completely fused into a mat. I also think this yarn could be sturdier, as it has held up well during the knitting, but I have no clue yet as to how it will wear...I am guessing not too well due to the loose twist and the delicate fibers it's made from.

    So, other than all that, this yarn is gorgeous. It is so buttery soft and the sheen and drape are to die for. And the almost metallic colorways are so lovely and natural-looking that this yarn absolutely makes me think of precious metals. It works up well but is so slick I had to use wood needles over metal for the extra bit of grab and control. The sts even out A LOT after wet blocking, and if I were making a showpiece sweater that is to sit up on a manequin this yarn would be the perfect choice, but for anything that needs to hold up to real-life wearing, it is just too delicate and too expensive to be practical. (but I still love it!)

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    5.0

    LOVE this yarn

    By Michele

    from Tulsa

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    Pros

    • So Easy To Work With

    Cons

    • Wish it came in colors

    Best Uses

    • Fiber art

    Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

    I use these yarns to make freeform fiber art. This is the most lovely of all yarns and to easy to knit with. Just wish it came in colors and not just neutrals!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Simple Elegence

    By KReneeKnits

    from Cypress, TX

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        Best Uses

        • evening wear
        • Heirloom
        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

        I'm working on a lace project and it is turning out to be beautiful. Yarn is easy to work with. It doesn't split and you can think your stitches if you have to.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Soft with a lovely sheen

        By Terapin

        from Toronto, ON

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Light
        • Sheen
        • Soft
        • Stunning

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarf
          • Shawl
          • Wrap

          Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

          This yarn is a real treat. So soft and with the nicest sheen.

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          4.0

          Beautiful yarn to work with

          By Mom2boys

          from San Jose, Ca

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                Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                Splits just slightly, but I wanted a tight knit so sized down a needle, which may be contributing to the splitting. Otherwise beautiful!

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                5.0

                Love this yarn!

                By Somer

                from Newbury Park, CA

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                      Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                      I loved the color but the touch is just dreamy. I made a striped scarf using 4 different colors and it is just beautiful. The drape makes it almost a wrap, but it is so light that it can be worn as a scarf as well. Light, but warm too. This is a special yarn!

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                      5.0

                      "I would buy this product again and agai

                      By AuChatAngora

                      from Paris, fRANCE

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                            Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                            If it could be a bit thicker, like the Andes of Debbie Bliss, which production is stopped !

                            I use it for young children, and especially for "irish" pullovers, it strengthens the knit.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Beautiful yarn

                            By Yarngirl

                            from South Carolina

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                            Pros

                            • Beautiful stitch definiti
                            • Easy to work with
                            • Soft

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gloves
                              • Scarves
                              • Shawls
                              • Sweaters

                              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                              This is a beautiful alpaca and silk yarn with good stitch definition and subtle halo. It has "next to the skin" softness for any special project use that will not take heavy wear. I am making a poncho and shawl with it and the results are gorgeous. However, I would not recommend this yarn for a beginner, as with most yarns having a halo, it is not a yarn that frogs easily
                              I do love the results that I am experiencing and will definitely purchase more for additional projects.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Mixed feelings

                              By Jadaknits

                              from Wichita, Ks

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Very soft

                              Cons

                              • Broken Plys At Times
                              • Lumpy At Times
                              • Rather Splity
                              • Too fuzzy

                              Best Uses

                              • Scarves
                              • Shawls With A Pattern

                              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                              I ordered this yarn because it was the recommended yarn for the Etched Rio Shawl, even though it was quite expensive. I have been told my garment will look amazing when blocked (by a friend who has used this yarn), so time will tell. It does split easily, even with my very sharp needles, so requires close attention. There have also been fuzzy clumps along the yarn from time to time, which are also very annoying. However, this shawl will be very, very soft & warm when finished.

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                              5.0

                              I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Metalico

                              By ShopTilUDrop

                              from Granite Bay, CA

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                              Pros

                              • Good For Shawl
                              • Makes Good Baby Hats
                              • Soft

                              Cons

                              • can get expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Baby hat
                              • Daisy Wrap

                              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                              I needed to buy an extra skein when I made the wrap. If you have extra yarn, you can always use it to make a baby hat.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Found More Uses for Metalico. LOVE IT!

                              By ShopTilUDrop

                              from Granite Bay, CA

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                              Pros

                              • Soft texture

                              Cons

                              • A bit expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Chullo Baby Hat
                              • Gloves
                              • Shawl

                              Comments about Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico:

                              This yarn is wonderful since I have found multiple uses for the yarn. I started out with a shawl that was featured on the website. I then, made a baby/toddler hat. I'm now working fingered gloves.

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