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Colca

Weight: Worsted
Texture: Chained
Fiber: Baby Alpaca (56%),
Silk (44%)
Needles: 4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
Gauge: 20 sts / 10cm (4") and 26 rows
Hook: 5mm
Balls: 100g; 50m (55 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors
© Designer Yarns

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Peru (79% match) $$$$$
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Diadem DK (76% match) $$$$$
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Silk Pearl (75% match) $$$$$
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Stella (74% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 25g / 70m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.71 balls of this.
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Soyeuse (73% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Silk (50%)
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Tinto (72% match) $$$$$
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SimpliCria (72% match) $$$$$
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Alpaca Merino DK (71% match) $$$$$
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Merino-Silk (70% match)
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Temptation (70% match) $$$$$
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Alta Moda Super Baby Fine (70% match) $$$$$
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Sisa (69% match) $$$$$
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Metalico (68% match) $$$$$
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Alpaca Silk (68% match) $$$$$
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Wistful (68% match)
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Alta Moda Alpaca (67% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 50g / 140m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.36 balls of this.
Silk Cotton (67% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 130m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.38 balls of this.
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Summer Silk (67% match)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 220m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.23 balls of this.
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Honor (67% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 100g / 251m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.20 balls of this.
365 Seta (66% match) $$$$$
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Avenue (66% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 50g / 124m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.40 balls of this.
Folio Luxe (65% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (65%), Viscose (25%), Acrylic (8%) and Metallic (2%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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