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Blue Sky Fibers

Montrose Sweater Kit in Metalico

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  • Designed by Vladimira Ilkovicova

    The Montrose Sweater is knit in the round from the top down in Metalico; a beautiful blend of baby alpaca and silk - one of our favourite yarns ever!

    This elegant sweater has so many styling options, and is a joy to knit!

    The pattern is written for sizes XXS through 4X, with a chest circumference of up to 52 ½”. 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)
    • PDF Pattern (delivered by email)

    You will also need:
    • 2.75mm (US 2) 16" and 24” circular needle and double pointed needles OR 32"  if you want to Magic Loop (or size needed to obtain gauge)
    • 3.5mm (US 4) 16″, 24” and 32″ circular needle and double pointed needles OR 32" if you want to Magic Loop (or size needed to obtain gauge)
    • Tapestry needle
    • Stitch holder
    • Stitch markers
    • Waste yarn




    27¾ 31
    34¼ 37½ 40¾ 43¾ 47 50¼ 53½


    24 24¾ 25¾
    30 30¾
    in Kit
    7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

    1* = Chest Circumference (inches)
    2* = 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.