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4-ply

British Wool.

Weight: Fingering / 4-ply
Texture: Plied (woollen-spun)
Fiber: Poll Dorset Wool (100%)
Needles: 2.5mm ( US) ( UK)
3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 24-30 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 100g; 370m (405 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not tumble dry
Styles: Multicolored, Undyed
Price: $$$$$
© Northern Yarn

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Pure Shetland 4-ply (92% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied (woollen-spun).
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Shetland Wool (100%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 175m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.11 balls of this.
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The texture of this yarn is also plied (woollen-spun).
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Shetland Wool (100%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 172m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.15 balls of this.
Classic British 4-ply (91% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied (woollen-spun).
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Blue Faced Leicester Wool (30%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 175m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.11 balls of this.
Unique Shetland (91% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied (woollen-spun).
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Shetland Wool (100%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 216m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.71 balls of this.
McKenzie (89% match) $$$$$
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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: Columbia Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 57g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.84 balls of this.
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2-ply Gammelserie (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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 / 160m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.31 balls of this.
Mille Colori Baby (88% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied (woollen-spun). It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 190m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.95 balls of this.
Loft (88% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Targhee-Columbia Wool (100%)
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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 gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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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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This yarn comes in 50g / 251m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.47 balls of this.
© Brooklyn Tweed
Sock Yarn (87% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 348m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
Baby Wool 4-ply (87% 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 (100%)
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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 25g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.11 balls of this.
Kampalanka 90 TEX x 3 (87% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 360m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Shetland (87% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Shetland Wool (100%)
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 198m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.87 balls of this.
Shetlandsuld / Shetland Wool (87% match) $$$$$
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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 / 450m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.82 balls of this.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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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 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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This yarn comes in 50g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.32 balls of this.
Solids 8/2 (87% match)
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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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 / 402m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.92 balls of this.
Finullgarn (87% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 / 175m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.11 balls of this.
Surnaturelle (87% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 350m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
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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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 350m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
Tamar Lustre Blend 4-ply (87% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 350m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.
Visjögarn (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 300m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.23 balls of this.
Melody (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.84 balls of this.
Hebridean 2-ply (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 25g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.35 balls of this.
Sugar (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 25g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.35 balls of this.
Supersoft Cashmere 4-ply (86% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied (woollen-spun).
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (87%) and Cashmere (13%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 215m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.72 balls of this.
Finch (86% match) $$$$$
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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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 / 202m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.83 balls of this.
© Quince & Co
Yuyake no Sora (86% 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: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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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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 warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 390m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.95 balls of this.
Luster Wool (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 336m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.10 balls of this.
Satakieli (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 100g / 329m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
M&K Eco Baby Ull (86% 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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 25g / 82m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.51 balls of this.
Palette (86% match) $$$$$
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 211m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.75 balls of this.
Genziana (86% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is S-on-S plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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This yarn has more drape. The finished fabric may stretch with gravity and any shaping designed to allow a garment to pull in and hug the body may not be as effective.
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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The warmth, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 185m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.00 balls of this.
Pure Gotland 4-ply (85% match) $$$$$
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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: Gotland Wool (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 174m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.13 balls of this.
Maine Line 2/8 - Cone (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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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.
8/2 (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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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.
Easy Care 5-ply (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 (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than plied (woollen-spun). 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 / 134m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.76 balls of this.