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Cairn Aran

Weight: Aran
Texture: Single ply
Fiber: Acrylic (69%),
Superwash Wool (25%),
Viscose (6%)
Needles: 3.75mm (5 US) (9 UK)
4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
Gauge: 19 sts / 10cm (4") and 24 rows
Balls: 100g; 240m (262 yds)
Care: Machine wash (gentle/wool cycle)
Styles: Heathered colors
© T B Ramsden

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Classic Shades (90% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (70%) and Superwash Wool (30%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 180m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.33 balls of this.
Big Trend (89% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (70%) and Wool (30%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 294m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.82 balls of this.
Acrylic Wool Worsted (89% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (80%) and Superwash Wool (20%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 216m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.11 balls of this.
Polaris (89% match)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 236m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.02 balls of this.
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Wanderlust (88% match)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (100%)
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Aran with Wool (88% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (75%) and Wool (25%)
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This yarn comes in 400g / 800m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.30 balls of this.
Boutique Unforgettable (88% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 255m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.94 balls of this.
Iliade (88% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (70%) and Superwash Wool (30%)
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 84m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.86 balls of this.
Cinque Multi (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (53%) and Acrylic (47%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
Mighty Stitch (88% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (80%) and Superwash Wool (20%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 190m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.26 balls of this.
Perfection Worsted (87% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (70%) and Merino Wool (30%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.31 balls of this.
Aran with Wool (87% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (75%) and Superwash Wool (25%)
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Toscana Aran (86% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (50%) and Acrylic (50%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 160m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.50 balls of this.
Pacific (86% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 195m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.23 balls of this.
Life Aran (86% match) $$$$$
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Shetland (85% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (70%) and Wool (30%)
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Fair Isle (85% match) $$$$$
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This yarn comes in 100g / 239m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Vintage (85% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (52%), Superwash Wool (40%) and Nylon (8%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 198m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.21 balls of this.
Vintage Colors (85% match) $$$$$
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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: Acrylic (52%), Superwash Wool (40%) and Nylon (8%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 198m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.21 balls of this.
Azteca Fine (85% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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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: Superwash Wool (53%) and Acrylic (47%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 270m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.89 balls of this.
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Encore Dynamo (85% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (75%) and Superwash Wool (25%)
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.31 balls of this.