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Shiraito (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Fingering / 4-ply
Texture: Single ply
Fiber: Angora (45%),
Cashmere (45%),
Wool (10%)
Needles: 3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 28 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 181m (198 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Self-striping
Price: $$$$$
© Craftsy

Suggested substitutes

Red Label Cash Silk Single (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 115g / 385m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.47 balls of this.
Fino Simple (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 115g / 370m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Greylock (74% match) $$$$$
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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 2 plies rather than single ply. 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 less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 274m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.66 balls of this.
© Valley Yarns
Supercashmere Fine (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 2 plies rather than single ply. 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 less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 25g / 185m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Cashmere Fingering (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 2 plies rather than single ply. 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.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 55g / 365m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Jilly With Cashmere (72% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (70%), Cashmere (20%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn comes in 113g / 402m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.45 balls of this.
Eyre Light (72% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, 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: Merino Wool (60%), Silk (20%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 425m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.43 balls of this.
Aurora (71% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (70%), Cashmere (20%) and Nylon (10%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 320m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.57 balls of this.
© SpaceCadet Yarn
Mechita (71% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 384m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.47 balls of this.
© Malabrigo Yarn
Tosh Merino Light (71% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 384m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.47 balls of this.
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 384m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.47 balls of this.
Unicorn Tails (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 12.g / 47m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 3.85 balls of this.
Mini Mochi (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape and elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%) and Nylon (20%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 178m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.02 balls of this.
Mini Solid (70% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The drape and elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%) and Nylon (20%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 178m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.02 balls of this.
Primo Fingering (70% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a tight twist rather than single ply. 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: Merino Superwash Wool (75%), Cashmere (20%) and Nylon (5%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 101g / 357m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.51 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
Good news!
The warmth and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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: Merino Wool (80%) and Cashmere (20%)
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 240m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.75 balls of this.
Feather (70% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (80%), Nylon (10%) and Alpaca (10%)
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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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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 102g / 384m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.47 balls of this.
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Silk Blend Fino (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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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: Merino Wool (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 411m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
Fino (69% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. 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.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
Information
The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
Information
This yarn comes in 115g / 370m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Bello (69% match)
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This yarn is the same weight category (Fingering / 4-ply).
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. 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: Merino Wool (55%) and Cashmere (45%)
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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 105g / 347m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Dandelion (69% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (90%) and Linen (10%)
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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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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 90g / 297m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
© Madelinetosh
Tasty Evolution (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 plied rather than single ply. 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.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%), Nylon (10%) and Cashmere (10%)
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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 70g / 242m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.75 balls of this.