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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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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April 21, 2015

Gift Idea: Certified Organic Cotton Spa Cloths

Pamper yourself or someone you love with this array of colorful spa cloths to knit this Spring. Designer Stephannie Tallent has created three fun-to-make designs which pair stunning stitch patterns with our light and lofty 100% Certified Organic Worsted Cotton yarn. The patterns are available for purchase on Ravelry individually or as a set; each cloth’s design is adapted from Japanese stitch dictionaries to create elegant combinations of cables and lace.

Spa Cloth 1 is shown above in color #603 Thistle and features an ornate geometric design that’s as delightful as it is functional.

Spa Cloth 2 is also knit in color #603 Thistle, and the design is a playful variation on the popular Chevron motif.

Spa Cloth 3is shown above in color #81 Sand, which has been discontinued. In its place, try color #80 Bone, a natural, undyed color which complements the organic shapes created by a variety of stitches.

These fast-knitting projects make great gifts for mother’s day, baby showers, or graduation – just choose your favorite color from our palette of 36 natural and low-impact dyed hues!

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April 7, 2015

Knit Wear Love with Amy Herzog

Knit Wear Love, Amy Herzog’s newest book, is an exciting new collection of tips, tricks, and fully-customizable patterns to help knitters make sweaters they’ll love wearing again and again. Blue Sky Alpacas is pleased to be a recommended yarn for these three designs: the Romantic Cowl, the Classic Cardigan, and the Modern Pullover.

The Romantic Cowl is a variation of the cowl “meta pattern” found in Knit Wear Love. It’s shown here in our Brushed Suri yarn, which is a blend of 67% baby suri alpaca, 22% merino and 11% bamboo. Simple stockinette lets the lusciousness of the yarn shine through: the naturally-occuring halo gives it a soft, romantic touch to create a snuggle-worthy sweater!

The Classic Cardigan is a variation of the cardigan “meta pattern” featured in Knit Wear Love. Shown here in color #1973 Rogue in our TECHNO yarn, a featherweight blend of 68% baby alpaca, 22% silk and 10% extra fine merino. This sweater will feel light and lofty despite being knit at a bulky gauge; the allover texture creates visual interest, while the v-neck adds a traditional touch.

The Modern Pullover is a variation of the pullover “meta pattern” from Knit Wear Love. Shown here in our Melange 100% baby alpaca yarn, a neutral base color is paired with bright geometric color motifs on the edges to create a contemporary look. The asymmetrical neckline gives it an unusual, unique twist for those truly wishing to make a fashion statement!

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