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Iris (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: DK
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Linen (52%),
Polyester (43%),
Metallic (4%),
Nylon (1%)
Needles: 3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4") and 27 rows
Balls: 50g; 145m (159 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not tumble dry
© Katia
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Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Iris 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.
Essentials Cotton Glitz DK (71% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (78%), Viscose (19%) and Metallic (3%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 130m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
Transitions Lux (70% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (50%), Acrylic (46%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn comes in 150g / 567m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.26 balls of this.
Bonus Glitter DK (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (95%) and Metallic (5%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 296m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Baby Joy Sparkle (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (65%), Nylon (30%) and Metallic (5%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 320m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.45 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (95%) and Metallic (5%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 85g / 265m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.55 balls of this.
Glisten DK (68% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (97%) and Metallic (3%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.69 balls of this.
Supreme Sparkle DK (68% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (96%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.72 balls of this.
Sunseeker (67% match) $$$$$
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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: Acrylic (48%), Cotton (47%) and Metallic (5%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 217m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.67 balls of this.
Glittery DK (66% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The drape, 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: Acrylic (99%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 282m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.51 balls of this.
Bonbons Metallic (61% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The drape, 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: Acrylic (96%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 10.g / 35m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.14 balls of this.
Rayon Metallic (61% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Rayon (88%) and Metallic (12%)
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This yarn has more drape. The finished fabric may stretch with gravity and any shaping designed to allow a garment to pull in and hug the body may not be as effective.
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This yarn has much more luster. The finished fabric will have a surface sheen rather than a matt appearance.
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This yarn comes in 227g / 503m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.29 balls of this.
Silk Rhapsody Glitter (59% match) $$$$$
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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: Silk (89%), Mohair (10%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn has much more drape. The finished fabric may stretch with gravity and any shaping designed to allow a garment to pull in and hug the body won't be effective.
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The warmth, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 238m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
Encore Starz (58% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The 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 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: Acrylic (74%), Superwash Wool (25%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.79 balls of this.
Sparkle (56% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The drape, 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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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (95%) and Metallic (5%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Diamond DK (55% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (90%), Metallic (5%) and Nylon (5%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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The drape, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 300m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.48 balls of this.
Fashion Cotton Metallisé (54% match) $$$$$
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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 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: Cotton (53%), Acrylic (35%) and Metallic (12%)
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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 / 130m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
Arya Ebruli Sim (54% match)
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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 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: Acrylic (76%), Alpaca (10%), Wool (10%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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The drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 498m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.29 balls of this.
Rugiada (53% match)
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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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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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (51%), Cotton (45%), Metallic (2%) and Nylon (2%)
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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 / 135m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
Twinkle (53% match)
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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 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: Cotton (75%) and Metallic (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 / 130m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
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Folio Luxe (52% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies 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 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: Alpaca (65%), Viscose (25%), Acrylic (8%) and Metallic (2%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn has more drape. The finished fabric may stretch with gravity and any shaping designed to allow a garment to pull in and hug the body may not be as effective.
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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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The elasticity of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.73 balls of this.