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Panda Pearl (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: DK
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Bamboo Viscose (53%),
Merino Superwash Wool (42%),
Silk (5%)
Needles: 3.75mm (5 US) (9 UK)
4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
Gauge: 20-24 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 100g; 201m (220 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors, Multicolored
Price: $$$$$

Suggested substitutes

Stellar 8-ply (90% 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: Bamboo Viscose (50%) and Superwash Wool (50%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied 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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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 200g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
© Bendigo Woollen Mills
Unfortunately, Panda Pearl 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.
Bamboulène (89% 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: Bamboo Viscose (50%) and Wool (50%)
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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 50g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.83 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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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: Bamboo Viscose (80%) and Wool (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 96m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.09 balls of this.
Cozy Bamboo (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (80%) and Wool (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 95m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.12 balls of this.
Layette (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (80%) and Wool (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.23 balls of this.
Galileo (85% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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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 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.68 balls of this.
Patina (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 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: Merino Wool (55%) and Rayon (45%)
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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 1.83 balls of this.
Bommix Bamboo (83% 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 and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (70%) and Cotton (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 104m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.93 balls of this.
Sylvan Spirit (83% 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: Tencel (50%) and Wool (50%)
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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 less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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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 57g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.22 balls of this.
Athena 8-ply (83% 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 superwash wool.
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The warmth, 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 (85%), Bamboo Viscose (10%) and Silk (5%)
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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 200g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
© Bendigo Woollen Mills
Serenade (83% 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 durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (80%) and Bamboo Viscose (20%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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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 200g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Understatement (82% 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 S-on-S plied 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: Tencel (40%), Silk (30%) and Superwash 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 50g / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.61 balls of this.
Tenino DK (82% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (70%) and Tencel (30%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 139g / 365m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.55 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Opulence DK (82% match) $$$$$
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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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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool (55%) and Silk (45%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.96 balls of this.
© String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
Banyan (81% 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 and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Rayon (51%) and Cotton (49%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.99 balls of this.
Good news!
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 crepe / cable-plied 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.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (68%) and Tencel (32%)
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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 / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.68 balls of this.
Woobu (81% 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: Merino Wool (60%) and Bamboo Viscose (40%)
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This yarn comes in 226g / 567m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.35 balls of this.
Silk Bamboo (80% 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 and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn comes in 65g / 93m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.16 balls of this.
Bamboo Cotton DK (80% 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 and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Bamboo Viscose (50%) and Cotton (50%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 230m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.