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Blue Sky Fibers

Lake Melissa Sweater Kit in Metalico

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  • Cast on and knit the luxurious and cozy Lake Melissa Sweater, great for crisp fall days using two of nature’s softest fibres, and one of our all-time favourite yarns!

    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.

    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 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


    XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL


    28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58


    36 ¼ 40 ¾ 44 ½ 49 ¼ 53 56 ¾ 59 62 ¾


    20 21 21 21 21 ½ 21 ½ 22 22 ½
    in Kit
    7 8 8 9 10 11 11 12

    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

    134m (147yd)


    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.