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Wensleydale Gems

Weight: DK
Texture: Plied with a soft haze
Fiber: Wensleydale Wool (100%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 100g; 225m (246 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors
Price: $$$$$

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Molina (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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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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 (80%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
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Margrite (84% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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: Cashmere (20%) and Merino Wool (80%)
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 141m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
DK (83% match)
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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 fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn is plied with a woolly haze rather than plied with a soft haze, so the finished item will have a different look.
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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 / 235m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.96 balls of this.
Savanna (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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This yarn comes in 200g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.56 balls of this.
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Lima (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (80%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.05 balls of this.
Holda (81% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (80%), Angora (10%) and Cashmere (10%)
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This yarn comes in 115g / 270m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.83 balls of this.
Cumbria (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (90%) and Mohair (10%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 218m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Elegance DK (80% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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: Corriedale Wool (80%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 109m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.06 balls of this.
Performa Rimu DK (80% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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 Superwash Wool (60%) and Possum (40%)
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 128m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.76 balls of this.
DROPS Lima (79% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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: Wool (65%) and Alpaca (35%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.50 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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 Angora (20%)
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.88 balls of this.
Belgrano DK (79% match)
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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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Toft DK Wool (79% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Ulysses DK (79% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
100% Bluefaced Leicester DK (79% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (100%)
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This yarn is plied with a woolly haze rather than plied with a soft haze, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Baa Baa Brew (79% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
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Unique Yorkshire (79% match) $$$$$
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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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is single ply rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Concept Cashmere 30 (79% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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 and elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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: Merino Wool (70%) and Cashmere (30%)
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This yarn is less durable. The finished fabric may not stand up well to wear and tear. With regular use you may get holes in socks and the elbow area of long-sleeved tops for example.
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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This yarn comes in 25g / 94m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.39 balls of this.
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Masham DK (78% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Masham Superwash Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 105m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.14 balls of this.
Dovestone DK (78% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 230m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
DK (78% match) $$$$$
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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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than plied with a soft haze. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.05 balls of this.
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