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Blue Sky Alpaca Royal and Sport Weight Yarn Is Here!

Great news! We are now offering Blue Sky Alpaca Yarns in our store and on our website.  Wow! They are a class act yarn supplier and they have the most beautiful patterns.  The patterns look kind of like a folded story book with a hint of the antique Burpee seed packaging.   I am currently knitting the Westminster Hat pattern which is clearly written and a pleasure to knit.  It uses cables without the purl bars between them for a lot of bang for the buck.  The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Royal Alpaca Petites and the hat feels like a dream.  Oh so soft and warm too.  I was out shopping for Christmas gifts last night and I saw a hat at a local department store that was only a 30% alpaca and wool blend for $40 dollars.  Now that's expensive...and it was a bit scratchy!  I am so glad I can knit because I can make 100% Royal alpaca (which is the Mercedes of Alpaca) for a little less than that.  While waiting for the Royal Alpaca to arrive on our shop, I have been knitting up a storm doing 1 X 1 rib hats made from Pure Alpaca by Cascade Yarns for all the men in my life.  Once I finish those projects, I'm knitting an infinity tube scarf for Lauren (my daughter) in the Blue Sky Alpaca sport weight yarn in the teal color #545 Blue Spruce and a set of fingerless gloves to match.  
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