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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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May 8, 2015

Spring Pattern Preview: Lanesboro Vest

Spring is in the air, and we’re excited to share the first of 6 new knit-worthy patterns from Blue Sky Alpacas which will be coming to a stockist near you. Today, we’re giving our blog readers a sneak peek at the Lanesboro Vest in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky yarn, a lofty blend of 50% alpaca and 50% wool.

This quick-to-knit vest (shown in #1004 Polar Bear) is a great way to update your wardrobe for spring. While a bulky yarn might be an unlikely choice for springtime knits, the springy blend of alpaca and wool in our Bulky yarn creates a surprisingly lightweight-feeling garment with just the right amount of warmth for the changing seasons.

The Lanesboro Vest pattern is suitable for advanced beginners, and it’s a great choice for adventurous knitters who are looking to make their first garment.

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

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March 2, 2015

Knit Along With Us This Spring!

This week, we kicked off our Spring KAL over in the Friends of Blue Sky Alpacas Ravelry Group, and there is plenty of time for you to join in the fun! Now through April 30, 2015, we’ll be knitting the Celery Slouch Hat pattern in Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, our wonderfully soft 100% baby alpaca yarn. We are offering a 50% discount on your Ravelry PDF purchase of this pattern for the entire duration of this KAL, simply enter “CELERY” at checkout to redeem the coupon!

This simple, slouchy hat is fun to knit and perfect for welcoming spring! Choose to knit your hat in the color shown here (Celery #543), or select your favorite shade of Sport Weight or Melange yarn (a few of our more adventurous group members will be substituting in other Blue Sky Alpacas yarns, too). Once you finish your hat, post a finished photo here in this thread to be entered in our grand prize drawing for a Cane Bay Wrap Project Kit featuring a printed copy of the pattern, two skeins of Extra yarn in color #3519 Fedora, a Pretty Cheep project bag, and a Nova Platina Special Interchangeable needle set from Knitter’s Pride.

Our KAL runs from March 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015, so knit as many hats as you would like in Blue Sky Alpacas yarns – the more finished projects you post, the more chances you have of winning our fabulous prize! Be sure to visit your local Blue Sky Alpacas Stockist to select your project yarn and to inquire about classes featuring this pattern; for more details about the KAL, click here to visit our Ravelry group.

Happy Knitting!

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April 9, 2014

Cypress Summer

Photo © knit.wear Spring/Summer 2014

Warmer weather is just around the corner, and we’re seeing plenty of fresh new designs to suit the changing seasons! The latest issue of knit.wear is full of project ideas to build your spring and summer wardrobe such as the V-Line Tee by Bonnie Nurnberger. This lacy top is knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, a lightweight 50/50 blend with excellent stitch definition. It features flattering shaping elements and a romantic, all-over lace pattern to create a top you’ll want to wear year-round!


The Details

Pattern: V-Line Tee
Designer: Bonnie Nurnberger
Size: 45½ (47½, 49½, 51½, 53½)” bust circumference
Size 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, shown in Cypress #152

Pattern available in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2014.

 

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March 27, 2014

The Best Way to Block Alpaca

Photo © Nanoblock.

This isn’t exactly what we had in mind–but he sure is cute! He’s also an excellent addition to any fiber-lover’s studio space. Create your own Ollie-like alpaca (or an entire herd) using this cute kit from Nanoblock.

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