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Big Wool Silk (DISCONTINUED)

Discontinued with many other Rowan lines in Spring 2016

Weight: Super Bulky / Super Chunky
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Wool (70%),
Silk (30%)
Needles: 10mm (15 US) (000 UK)
Gauge: 7.5-9 sts / 10cm (4") and 10 rows
Balls: 100g; 80m (87 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (warm), Do not tumble dry
Styles: Solid colors
Price: $$$$$

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Big Wool (85% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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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 (100%)
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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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This yarn comes in 100g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Lana Grande (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Peruvian Highland Wool (100%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Roma (82% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (80%) and Camel (20%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 100g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Maxi Wool (81% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Lola (80% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 100g / 63m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.27 balls of this.
Big Brit Super Chunky (80% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 67m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.19 balls of this.
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Boliviana Bulky (78% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 200g / 160m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Ragazza Lei (77% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 40m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.00 balls of this.
Poems Forte (77% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 82m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
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Inez (77% match)
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (75%) and Acrylic (25%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 60m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.33 balls of this.
Wind und Wetter (77% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 100g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.80 balls of this.
Wash + Filz it! Big (77% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
Yaya (77% match)
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
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DROPS Polaris (76% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 36m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.22 balls of this.
Soft Chunky (76% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 200g / 76m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.05 balls of this.
Noble (76% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (98%) and Polyester (2%)
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.89 balls of this.
Merino Max (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (40%), Alpaca (20%) and Acrylic (40%)
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This yarn comes in 75g / 45m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.78 balls of this.
Knit Fast, Die Young (74% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 140g / 91m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.88 balls of this.
Kim (74% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. 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: Wool (68%), Superfine Alpaca (29%) and Polyester (3%)
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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 / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
Reserve Robust (74% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. 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: Merino Wool (100%)
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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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 89m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.90 balls of this.
Cozy Wool (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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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 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: Wool (50%) and Acrylic (50%)
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This yarn comes in 127g / 82m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.