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Tartan (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Heavy Worsted
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Cashmere (100%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 16 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 100m (109 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Marled colors
Price: $$$$$

Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Tartan 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.
Cashmere Classic (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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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 25g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.00 balls of this.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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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 25g / 56m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.79 balls of this.
Re <> Luxe (80% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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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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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 / 130m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.77 balls of this.
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Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply (77% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 55g / 91m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.10 balls of this.
Trolley Case (77% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is S-on-S plied rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 132m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.76 balls of this.
Cashmere Chunky (75% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is S-on-S plied rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 70g / 82m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.22 balls of this.
Cashmere (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Cashmere (95%) and Wool (5%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn comes in 25g / 75m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.33 balls of this.
Cashmere 5 (74% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 93m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
Groovy (73% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is single ply wrapped with fine thread rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 178m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.56 balls of this.
Brigadoon (73% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 173m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.58 balls of this.
Keji Cashmere (73% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.83 balls of this.
Pure Bliss Collection Lhasa (71% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (50%) and Yak (50%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Shambala (71% match)
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Yak (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.67 balls of this.
Cashmana (71% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (70%) and Cashmere (30%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 25g / 93m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
Royal Cashmere (70% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
Information
The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 25g / 75m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.33 balls of this.
Madison (68% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 155m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.65 balls of this.
Mongolian Cashmere 6-ply (67% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 55g / 137m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.73 balls of this.
Superwash Highland Worsted (66% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Peruvian Highland Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 182m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.55 balls of this.
Ombra della Sera (65% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Cashmere (90%) and Nylon (10%)
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.99 balls of this.
Mopsy (65% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The drape 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 (80%), Angora (10%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 220g / 384m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.26 balls of this.