Blue Star Farm is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Jackson, Maine. For the past 10 years, they have specialized in black huacayas (the "fluffy" alpacas). Their black alpaca fleece is custom blended 50/50 with top quality dyed merino to create their "jewel" line of dk-weight yarn.
Alpaca fiber is naturally hypoallergenic, lightweight and wonderfully soft and warm.
Each two-ounce skein contains 150 yards and knits up at about 5 1/2 sts. per inch, although its loft allows you to knit accessories on a larger needle. Each purchase comes with two free patterns for a one-skein knitted cowl: one is in a seed stitch pattern (size 10 - 16" circular needle) and the other is in a feather and fan pattern (size 9 - 16" circular needle).
Our knit subscribers received the beautiful 3-button Hadley Mill Cowl pattern, now available in our patterns/books collection as well as on Ravelry. Our crochet subscribers received the 3-button Drake Pond Cowl pattern. Either pattern is also free with the purchase of this yarn.
I bought a skein of this beautiful yarn in Maine when I was visiting my daughter last September. I made the Feather and Fan cowl, which I wear all of the time.. I ordered two more skeins to make cowls for Christmas presents because I like the yarn so much.
I absolutely love this yarn, very pretty and so easy to work with. I can’t wait to try out the other types of yarn offered here.