This yarn is great for fair isle. Yes, you can find less expensive Peruvian highland wool, but the alpaca in this yarn is worth every bit of the few extra dollars. The colors are true, it handles like a dream, and is ever so soft. It's now one of my staples!
I was stunned to see that this yarn transmits light just like a glaze in oil painting or a stained glass window. The fibers are transluscent. Looking at the yarn on an Addi needle silver color under a strong light, you see the light coming right through it. If you love color, this is your new favorite yarn. Well, I'm a painter, so excuse me for getting carried away. Also, so soft, lovely to handle, and develops a nice texture as the knitted fabric grows. I love it.
Just to hold Blue Sky Alpacas, 100% Alpaca Sportweight Yarn in your hands is a joy. It is soft and subtle which made me question whether I would get nice and tight stitches but after knitting a pair of socks for my daughter, my fears were laid to rest. The stitches were nicely formed and created a soft and inviting pair of bed socks, perfect for rainy days or those inevitable sick days. The dark Molasses color was perfect with a soft pink simply embroidered at the top giving a feminism touch. Working the yarn was such a delight, I purchased an additional few hanks to make me a pair of socks and with my painful neuropathy, I can only imagine how comfortable these socks will be on my feet!