July 23, 2015

Free Pattern: The Royal Pillow

Now available as a free Ravelry download, the Royal Pillow was designed by Barbara Prime especially for the six African animals which comprise our new Royal Petite Babies series.

Shown here is Lisette the Lion, sporting a stately crown which matches her regal cushion, both of which are knit in Alpaca Silk yarn (shown in #144 Mango).

She is joined by five more adorable animal designs in our 100% Royal Alpaca yarn (from L-R):, René the Rhinoceros, Lisette the Lion, Hector the Hippopotamus, Marcel the Monkey, Georgitte the Giraffe, and Emilie the Elephant.

Each one is available as a kit containing all of the yarn and notions you need to knit an adorable royal court – all you need to supply is the needles and creativity!

Look for the Royal Petites Court at your preferred Blue Sky Alpacas stockist.

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July 9, 2015

Available Now: Two Harbors Poncho

Introducing our next pattern from the 2015/16 Collection: the Two Harbors Poncho by Sarah Smuland.

Two Harbors Poncho in Blue Sky Alpacas EXTRA yarn

This on-trend poncho is easy to wear and fun to knit in EXTRA, a versatile blend of 55% baby alpaca and 45% fine merino. This layering piece is made with 4 hanks Main Color (shown here in #3519 Fedora) and 1 hank contrasting color (shown here in #3521 Lake Ice) and features a clever side-to-side construction.

New colors of Blue Sky Alpacas EXTRA yarn

Get creative and choose two colors from our newly-expanded palette of EXTRA yarn, which includes these 3 new colors: #3524 Canyon, #3525 Mist and #3526 Ocean Deep.

Click here to view our entire 2015/16 Collection at Blueskyalpacas.com.

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June 25, 2015

Available Now: Linde Shift

Meet our next pattern from the 2015/16 Collection: the Linde Shift by Vladimira Cmorej.

This sophisticated sleeveless top is knit in Sport Weight, a perfectly plied 100% baby alpaca yarn available in a sumptuous palette of hues (shown here in #505 Taupe). The Linde Shift is perfect for layering year-round.

For a limited time, enjoy 50% off your purchase of this pattern PDF on Ravelry; simply enter LINDE at checkout now through July 2, 2015.

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June 11, 2015

Available Now: Canby Cardi

We’ve returned from the Summer TNNA Trade Show, where we debuted 6 new designs from our 2015/16 Collection.

Today, we’re pleased to share the Canby Cardi by Robin Melanson knit in Suri Merino, a luxurious blend of 60% baby suri alpaca and 40% merino (shown here in #411 cloud). This versatile top-down cardigan features a single button closure, garter side panels and a flattering curved shape, making it a wear-anywhere wardrobe essential.

For a limited time, enjoy 50% off your purchase of this pattern PDF on Ravelry; simply enter CANBY at checkout now through June 18, 2015.

You can view the entire 2015/16 Collection in the video above or click here to view on our website. We’ll be sharing more pattern features from our latest collection right here on Blue’s Blog; be sure to also keep an eye on the Friends of Blue Sky Alpacas Ravelry group, where we will be hosting a KAL later this summer – stay tuned for more details!

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May 22, 2015

Spring Pattern Preview: Norwood Pullover

The Summer TNNA Trade Show is just around the corner, and we are excited to introduce our 6 newest patterns in Blue Sky Alpacas yarn when we head to Columbus at the end of this month. If you missed our last blog post, click here to view our first sneak peek from the collection, the Lanesboro Vest in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky yarn. Today, we’d like to share another glimpse of a new design which will be coming to a Blue Sky Alpacas stockist near you: the Norwood Pullover.


It’s knit in our dreamy Suri Merino yarn (shown here in #413 Fog), a blend of 60% suri alpaca and 40% merino. The lustrous single-ply offers crisp stitch definition and just the right amount of halo – not to mention, cashmere-like softness!


The top-down construction of the Norwood Pullover makes it an excellent choice for advanced beginners. Featuring delicate lace stitch panels at each side, this sweater is also a great skill-building project for knitters who are looking to add lace to their repertoire.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks from our upcoming collection right here on Blue’s Blog!

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