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Glisten (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Aran
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Alpaca (70%),
Silk (25%),
Metallic (5%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 18 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 80m (87 yds)
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Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Glisten 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.
Folio Luxe (71% 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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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: Alpaca (65%), Viscose (25%), Acrylic (8%) and Metallic (2%)
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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 / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.40 balls of this.
Satin Sparkle (64% 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 of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (97%) and Metallic (3%)
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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 80g / 146m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.55 balls of this.
Luccico (62% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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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 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 (72%), Superwash Wool (17%), Alpaca (8%) and Metallic (3%)
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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 / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.70 balls of this.
Sparkle (61% 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 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: Acrylic (95%) and Metallic (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 100g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.29 balls of this.
Sparkle Soft (60% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (99%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 113g / 190m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.42 balls of this.
Ensemble Glitter Light (60% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (49%), Silk (49%) and Metallic (2%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 80g / 366m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.22 balls of this.
Encore Starz (57% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (74%), Superwash Wool (25%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
With Love Metallic (56% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (98%) and Metallic (2%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 127g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
Holiday (54% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (96%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 215m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.37 balls of this.
Rayon Metallic (51% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The drape and elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Rayon (88%) and Metallic (12%)
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This yarn will feel much cooler to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 227g / 503m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.16 balls of this.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is single ply wrapped with fine thread rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (97%) and Metallic (3%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 142g / 230m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.35 balls of this.
Boutique Gleam (50% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (96%) and Metallic (4%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 154m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Silk Rhapsody Glitter (50% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (89%), Mohair (10%) and Metallic (1%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 238m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.34 balls of this.
Glitz Chunky (48% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (98%) and Metallic (2%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.53 balls of this.
Supreme Sparkle DK (47% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The elasticity 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 larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (96%) and Metallic (4%)
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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 / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.40 balls of this.
Happy Holidays (47% 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 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (98%) and Metallic (2%)
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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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The warmth of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 219m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.37 balls of this.
Stella (47% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (74%) and Metallic (26%)
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The drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 25g / 70m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.14 balls of this.
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Baby Llama Glow Dye For Me (47% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Llama (95%) and Metallic (5%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 125g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.32 balls of this.
Glisten DK (47% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (97%) and Metallic (3%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.38 balls of this.
Alta Moda Super Baby Stella (46% match) $$$$$
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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 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: Wool (60%), Alpaca (25%), Nylon (10%) and Metallic (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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The warmth, 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 0.73 balls of this.