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Sahara (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Aran
Texture: 2 plies
Fiber: Linen (40%),
Bamboo Viscose (40%),
Silk (20%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 18 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 100m (109 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors
Price: $$$$$

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LinSilk (86% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Linen (50%), Viscose (30%) and Silk (20%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
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Essentials Linen Blend Aran (80% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Viscose (45%), Cotton (40%) and Linen (15%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Alumco (76% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (50%) and Viscose (50%)
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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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This yarn comes in 100g / 196m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.51 balls of this.
Goshen (76% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (48%), Modal (46%) and Silk (6%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 84m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.19 balls of this.
Marrakesch (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Viscose (68%) and Polyester (32%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Mana (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (100%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
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Maggi's Linen (73% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (52%) and Linen (48%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Laguna (73% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (78%) and Cotton (22%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.83 balls of this.
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Pearl (73% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (51%) and Bamboo Viscose (49%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Bambino (72% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Organic Cotton (70%) and Bamboo Viscose (30%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 89m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
Bali Sky (70% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Viscose (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 135g / 137m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.73 balls of this.
Vivara (70% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than 2 plies. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Viscose (81%) and Linen (19%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 94m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
Taiyo (69% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (40%), Silk (30%), Nylon (15%) and Wool (15%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Linen Concerto (69% match)
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Rayon (48%), Linen (42%) and Cotton (10%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 92m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.09 balls of this.
DROPS Bomull-Lin (69% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (53%) and Linen (47%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.18 balls of this.
Danube Aran (69% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Nylon (40%), Wool (30%) and Viscose (30%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 109m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.92 balls of this.
Silk Garden (69% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Mohair (45%), Silk (45%) and Wool (10%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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The drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.99 balls of this.
Silk Garden Solo (69% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (45%), Mohair (45%) and Wool (10%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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The drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.99 balls of this.
Eden Print (68% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (100%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Eden Solid (68% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (100%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Malabar Aran (68% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (78%) and Silk (22%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 164m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
Line (68% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (53%), Viscose (33%) and Linen (14%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.91 balls of this.