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Aran (DISCONTINUED)

Artesano ceased trading in July 2016

Weight: Aran
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Peruvian Highland Wool (50%),
Superfine Alpaca (50%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 17 sts / 10cm (4") and 21 rows
Balls: 100g; 132m (144 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors, Heathers
Price: $$$$$
© Artesano Yarns

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DROPS Nepal (90% match) $$$$$
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 75m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.76 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Aran is an unusual yarn and we don't know of many close matches. The following suggestions might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Simplinatural (88% match) $$$$$
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Jet (87% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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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 50g / 74m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.78 balls of this.
Alpaca Wool (87% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Wool (50%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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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 larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.32 balls of this.
Gobi (86% 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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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: Merino Wool (40%), Alpaca (30%) and Camel (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.65 balls of this.
Hasa (86% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%), Merino Wool (40%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.65 balls of this.
Sonomono Alpaca Wool (85% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (60%) and Alpaca (40%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 40g / 60m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.20 balls of this.
Cotinga (84% match) $$$$$
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Tonos Chunky (84% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.32 balls of this.
Vermont (84% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.55 balls of this.
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Almerino Aran (83% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 94m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.40 balls of this.
Dos Tierras (83% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 193m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.68 balls of this.
© Malabrigo Yarn
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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Mountain Top Vista (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Worsted Hand Dyes (83% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 91m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.45 balls of this.
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran (83% match) $$$$$
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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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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 comes in 100g / 137m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.96 balls of this.
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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, 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: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 70m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.89 balls of this.
Linie 130 Champ (82% 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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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness 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: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 70m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.89 balls of this.
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
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 (70%) and Baby Alpaca (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 95m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.39 balls of this.
Terra (81% 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 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (40%), Merino Wool (40%) and Silk (20%)
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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 / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.47 balls of this.