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Akiko (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Aran
Texture: 2 plies
Fiber: Merino Wool (70%),
Alpaca (30%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 18 sts / 10cm (4") and 24 rows
Balls: 50g; 90m (98 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Heathered colors
Price: $$$$$

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Cotinga (93% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 80m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.13 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (70%), Alpaca (15%) and Yak (15%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.78 balls of this.
Merino Baby Alpaca (90% match) $$$$$
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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 non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (80%) and Baby Alpaca (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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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 125g / 228m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.39 balls of this.
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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 Superwash Wool (70%) and Baby Alpaca (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 made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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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 / 95m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.95 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Akiko 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.
Biola (88% 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 non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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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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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 / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.80 balls of this.
Worsted Twist (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.60 balls of this.
Rustica (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Columbia Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 104g / 187m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.48 balls of this.
Baby Alpaca (87% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
Columbia (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Columbia Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 113g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.45 balls of this.
Pure Blends Worsted (86% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (85%) and Alpaca (15%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 229m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.39 balls of this.
Highland (86% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
2-ply Worsted (86% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Vintage Wool (86% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 87m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Dovestone Natural Aran (86% match) $$$$$
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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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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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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: Blue Faced Leicester Wool (50%), Masham Wool (25%) and Wensleydale Wool (25%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 170m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.53 balls of this.
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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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 155m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.58 balls of this.
Jet (85% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (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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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller 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 / 74m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.22 balls of this.
Aurora Melange (85% 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 non-superwash wool.
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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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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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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 / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Baby Cover (85% 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 non-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: Merino Wool (100%)
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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 / 91m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.99 balls of this.
Boliviana (84% 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 non-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: Merino Wool (100%)
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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 / 175m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.51 balls of this.
Alpaca Wool (84% 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 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: Alpaca (50%) and Wool (50%)
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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 / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.90 balls of this.