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Samarkand (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Fingering / 4-ply
Texture: 2 plies
Fiber: Superwash Wool (75%),
Silk (25%)
Needles: 3mm ( US) (11 UK)
3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 25 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 287m (314 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C)
Styles: Solid colors, Heathers
Price: $$$$$

Suggested substitutes

Luksusgarn (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: Wool (75%) and Silk (25%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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 made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 / 287m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Samarkand 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.
Silkeull (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: Wool (65%) and Silk (35%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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 100g / 600m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.48 balls of this.
Soavia (85% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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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 more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (65%), Kid Mohair (20%) and Silk (15%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.91 balls of this.
Mulberry Silk Georgette (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%) and Mulberry Silk (25%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is S-on-S plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.74 balls of this.
Scrumptious 4-ply (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (55%) and Silk (45%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 365m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.79 balls of this.
Supersock Silk (83% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%) and Silk (20%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
Ultra (83% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, 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 (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 25g / 194m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.48 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The warmth, 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 is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 50g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Highland Silk (82% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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This yarn is the same weight category (Fingering / 4-ply).
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (80%) and Silk (20%)
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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 non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 275m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.04 balls of this.
Concept Silky Lace (82% match)
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%) and Silk (20%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. 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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 260m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.10 balls of this.
© Katia
Bio Shetland (82% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The warmth 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 is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Shetland 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 50g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (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 50g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.37 balls of this.
Sprint (81% 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 superwash wool.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (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 50g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.37 balls of this.
Selkie Sport (81% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (70%) and Mulberry Silk (30%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 113g / 311m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.92 balls of this.
© Dragonfly Fibers
Silk Twist (81% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (65%) and Silk (35%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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 larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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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 / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.72 balls of this.
BFL Fingering (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The warmth, drape, durability and softness 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 gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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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: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 90g / 370m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.78 balls of this.
© Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Champagne (81% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%) and Mulberry Silk (25%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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 larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 / 164m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.75 balls of this.
Meriseta (81% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 / 140m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.05 balls of this.
Paragon Sport (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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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 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: Merino Wool (50%), Baby Alpaca (25%) and Mulberry Silk (25%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.56 balls of this.
Sanctuary (81% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. 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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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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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 / 114m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.52 balls of this.