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Great Big Sea

Weight: Worsted
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Silk (50%),
Wool (30%),
Sea Cell (20%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 20 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 100g; 250m (273 yds)
Styles: Solid colors, Heathers, Multicolored

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Four Play (90% match)
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Mas-Acero (88% match) $$$$$
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Lady Godiva (86% match) $$$$$
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Yin (86% match)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (60%), Bamboo Viscose (20%) and Silk (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 151m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.66 balls of this.
Woolie Silk 3-ply (85% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (65%) and Silk (35%)
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Pearl (85% match) $$$$$
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Wexford Merino Silk (83% match)
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (60%) and Merino Wool (40%)
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Silk Merino (82% match) $$$$$
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Gingko (82% match) $$$$$
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Luscious Single Silk (82% match) $$$$$
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Synchronicity (82% match)
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Findley DK (81% match) $$$$$
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Soft Silk (81% match)
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Loden (80% match)
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Lumine (80% match) $$$$$
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Opulence DK (80% match) $$$$$
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Sarah Tweed (80% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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Solo Silk (79% match) $$$$$
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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 (50%) and Wool (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 112g / 366m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.68 balls of this.