Posted on January 26 2017
Blue Sky Extra is our newest yarn from Blue Sky Fibers. We are all going a little crazy for it at Knitterly!! It is light and softy (Blue Sky swears this is a word!), with a springy twist. Extra is extra delightful to work with.
Because we want this as close to our skin as possible, we wrote a super easy, super quick to knit, cowl pattern. It's called the Basic Lovely Cowl. Yours FREE when you buy just one skein online (PDF).
One of us at the shop made a cowl (pictured below) and can't stop wearing it... even to bed! It's SO soft and it doesn't pill!!
It's 218 yards / skein make it a perfect 1 skein project yarn. Details below or here:
Weight: 5.3 oz (150 grams)
Yardage: 218 yds.
Gauge: 4-5 stitches / inch*
Fiber: 55% Baby Alpaca / 45% Fine Merino
Blue Sky Fibers, (formerly Blue Sky Alpacas), 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.