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Blue Sky Fibers Fall Knitalong: Lake Melissa Sweater

October 19 - December 31
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We are excited to join in on Blue Sky Fiber’s next knitalong – the Lake Melissa Sweater. It uses either Metalico or Alpaca Silk. Made from 50% Alpaca and 50% Silk, these two yarns have the same gauge, making them interchangeable and the perfect option for this elegant fall sweater. In this KAL, which is great for intermediate knitters, participants will knit this piece flat and seam, creating plenty of positive ease. The Lake Melissa Sweater pattern is written for sizes XS–4XL, with a chest circumference of up to 62¾”. You can choose to purchase Metalico from the shop right now or pre-order a kit of Alpaca Silk!

Project details:

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Ability to knit, purl and work increases and decreases.

GAUGE: In stockinette, 21 sts and 27 rows = 4″ using larger needle

SIZES: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

To fit bust size 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58)


Chest Circumference: 36¼ (40¾, 44½, 49¼, 53) (56¾, 59, 62¾)”

Length: 20 (21, 21, 21, 21½) (21½, 22, 22½)”

Sleeve Length to Underarm: 14½ (14½, 15, 15½, 15½) (16, 16½, 17)”


  • Metalico or Alpaca Silk (50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Silk; 50g/147 yds): 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) (11, 11, 12) hanks
  • SIZE 4 (3.5 mm) 24″ circular needle
  • SIZE 7 (4.5 mm) 24″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn

How to participate:

  • For Alpaca Silk: pre-order your yarn at our store and receive the pattern as a free download. (You can pre-order an Alpaca Silk kit from us now through October 2nd). The kits will be available for pick up or be shipped after we receive them from Blue Sky Fibers (roughly October 12th). Your color options:
  • For Metalico: Purchase your yarn now! It is in stock at the shop (while our webstore is in transition, feel free to call us to purchase):
  • Remember to join the fun on the “Friends of Blue Sky” Ravelry page. Post comments, pattern questions, progress and images of your final piece for a chance to win a prize from Blue Sky Fibers!