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Big Alabama

Weight: Bulky / Chunky
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Cotton (60%),
Acrylic (40%)
Needles: 5.5mm (9 US) (5 UK)
Gauge: 14 sts / 10cm (4") and 19 rows
Hook: 4.5mm
Balls: 50g; 80m (87 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C), Iron (cool), Do not tumble dry
Styles: Solid colors
© Katia

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