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Weight: Heavy Worsted
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Merino Wool (100%)
Needles: 4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 16 sts / 10cm (4") and 26 rows
Balls: 200g; 320m (350 yds)
Styles: Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Price: $$$$$

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Shepherd's Shades (91% match)
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Merino 3-Strand (91% match)
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Toft Aran Wool (90% match) $$$$$
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Madison (90% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 100g / 155m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.06 balls of this.
Diamusee (90% match)
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Canyon (90% match) $$$$$
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Semilla Grosso (90% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 50g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.00 balls of this.
Aubusson (90% match)
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Osprey (89% match) $$$$$
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