Cattail Silk

Weight: Light Fingering
Texture: Nubby / Tweedy
Fiber: Silk (100%)
Needles: 2.75mm (2 US) (12 UK)
3.75mm (5 US) (9 UK)
Gauge: 24-30 sts / 10cm (4")
Hook: 2.75 - 3.75mm
Balls: 100g; 565m (618 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C), Tumble dry (low)
Styles: Tweed colors
Price: $$$$$
Photo of 'Cattail Silk' yarn
© Purl Soho

Suggested substitutes

Dance Rustic Silk (92% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 113g / 411m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.37 balls of this.
Photo of 'Dance Rustic Silk' yarn
© Dragonfly Fibers
Unfortunately, Cattail Silk is an unusual yarn and we don't know of many close matches. The following suggestions might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Cozette (82% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The warmth, 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 smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (62%), Cotton (30%) and Nylon (8%)
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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 / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.26 balls of this.
Silk & Lambswool (82% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, 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: Silk (59%) and Shetland Wool (41%)
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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 / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.51 balls of this.
Ginga Linen (81% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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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 smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (58%) and Linen (42%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.26 balls of this.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 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 / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.41 balls of this.
Silk Essence (77% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is single ply rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 45g / 366m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.54 balls of this.
Spun Silk (77% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 184m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 3.07 balls of this.
Silk Thread II (73% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 1029m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.55 balls of this.
Soie (73% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 3.42 balls of this.
Mora (72% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 205m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.76 balls of this.
Photo of 'Mora' yarn
© Malabrigo Yarn
Pebble (71% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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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 larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (48%), Merino Wool (36%) and Cashmere (16%)
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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 25g / 205m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.76 balls of this.
Luscious Silk (71% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 / 199m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.84 balls of this.
Silken (71% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.26 balls of this.
Tides (70% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The warmth, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 287m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.97 balls of this.
Cotton Silk (69% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The warmth, 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 (75%) and Silk (25%)
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This yarn has much less drape. If your pattern has been designed to hang loosely without clinging to the body, this yarn is probably not suitable.
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This yarn has much less luster. The finished fabric will have a matt appearance rather than a surface sheen.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 180m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 3.14 balls of this.
Photo of 'Cotton Silk' yarn Copyright LoveKnitting
Magic Silk (69% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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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 50g / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.83 balls of this.
Savanna (69% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (66%) and Linen (34%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 228m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.48 balls of this.
Photo of 'Savanna' yarn
© Alpaca Direct
Kiri (69% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
Good news!
The warmth, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (47%), Wool (39%) and Mohair (14%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 349m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.62 balls of this.
Sea Silk (69% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (70%) and Sea Cell (30%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.41 balls of this.
Melilla Fingering (69% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
Good news!
The warmth, 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 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 (45%), Wool (35%) and Nylon (20%)
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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 / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.41 balls of this.