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Gentle Giant

Weight: Super Bulky / Super Chunky
Texture: Single ply
Fiber: Merino Wool (100%)
Needles: 12mm (17 US) ( UK)
15mm (18 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 6 sts / 10cm (4")
Hook: 12 - 16mm
Balls: 125g; 44m (48 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors
Price: $$$$$
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Magnum (93% match) $$$$$
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Super Tuff Puff (89% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 200g / 40m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.10 balls of this.
Queen Bee (89% match) $$$$$
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© Outlaw Yarn
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 40m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.10 balls of this.
Big Balls ├śrken (85% match) $$$$$
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Lariat (83% match) $$$$$
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Spuntaneous (83% match)
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Feltro (79% match) $$$$$
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Merino Stream (79% match) $$$$$
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Macro (79% match) $$$$$
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Feltro (77% match) $$$$$
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Big Montana (77% match) $$$$$
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Love Wool (74% match) $$$$$
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Gorgeous (67% match) $$$$$
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Gigante (65% match)
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Twista (65% match) $$$$$
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Grande (65% match) $$$$$
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Young (64% match)
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 45m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Piumino (63% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 50g / 32m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.38 balls of this.