PRE-ORDER now! Your yarn and pattern link will be shipped to you in time for you to start the Knit-along on the official start date of 19th October. (If you order other items with this pre-order, they will all be shipped together just before 19th October.)
Join us this October as we host and knit the Lake Melissa Sweater using Metalico by Blue Sky Fibers. No other yarn represents elegance and timeless beauty quite like Metalico. From beautifully draped wraps to glamorous tops, Metalico can be used in a variety of patterns.
Cast on and knit the luxurious and cozy Lake Melissa Sweater, great for crisp fall days using two of nature’s softest fibers.
The global KAL (Knit-along) officially begins on 19th October and is great for intermediate knitters. Participants will knit this piece flat and seam, creating plenty of positive ease.
The pattern is written for sizes XS through 4X, with a chest circumference of up to 62¾”. With 8 new Metalico colours, you will find the perfect colour to knit this luxurious and silky fall sweater.
Your KAL kit will include:
• Metalico Yarn (see quantities below) • Coupon code to download the pattern
You will also need: • 3.5mm (US 4) 24" circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) • 4.5mm (US 7) 24" circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) • Tapestry needle
Skeins in Kit
1* = To Fit Bust Size (inches) 2* = Finished Chest Circumference (inches) 3* = Finished Length (inches)
If we had to pick our one most favourite yarn in the Universe, this one would be a Top Contender. Seriously!
Metalico is a proper luxury yarn. Presented in gorgeous braids, every hank has a natural shimmer and flecking from mulberry silk which when combined with natural, un-dyed shades of baby alpaca, produces the softest, most lustrous yarn we can imagine.
An absolute treat to knit with, and to wear. And life is just too short not to experience this one at least once!
Ingredients: 50% baby alpaca 50% mulberry silk
Length: 134m (147yd)
Gauge: Sport 3.25 - 3.75 mm (US 3 - 5) 20 - 24 sts = 10cm (4")
Synonymous with high quality, top notch standards and luxurious yarns, Blue Sky Fibers are now celebrating 21 years in the business! We are so happy to stock part of their ever-expanding collection of natural fibers and patterns designed to inspire, excite and delight. We will be varying the ranges offered through the seasons, so if you're a Blue Sky fan, watch this space (and sign up for the Newsletter!).
OUR STORY by Blue Sky Fibers
Creating consciously crafted fibers and patterns is more than just our focus, it’s our passion. Ever since we started with a small herd of alpacas in our backyard, we’ve been committed to making yarn in the best way possible to show off its natural beauty.
And while our exclusive offerings have grown beyond alpaca to include wool, organic cotton and silk, our desire for getting makers of all stripes excited about natural fibers and knitting hasn’t changed one bit. It all winds back to the yarn, ensuring that every precious, handmade hank is lovingly filled with endless inspiration.
Blue Sky Fibers started as a pet project, of sorts. Shortly after graduating college, owner/founder Linda Niemeyer's curious preoccupation with Alpacas led to her buying one. Soon Linda found herself with a lot of yarn on hand. She took it to a nearby yarn store, which was willing to buy and sell it. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Today Blue Sky Fibers is known worldwide for its consciously crafted collection of high-quality natural fibers and patterns. One can only imagine how things might have turned out differently had Linda been obsessed with giraffes instead.