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Colourspun (DISCONTINUED)

Discontinued with many other Rowan lines in Spring 2016

Weight: DK
Texture: Single ply wrapped with fine thread
Fiber: Wool (72%),
Mohair (14%),
Nylon (14%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 135m (148 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Dry flat in shade

Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Colourspun 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.
Genmou (79% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply wrapped with fine thread.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 151m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.89 balls of this.
Super Soxx 6-ply (76% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (25%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 410m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.33 balls of this.
Cassia (76% match) $$$$$
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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 rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 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: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (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 / 133m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.02 balls of this.
Nalle (76% 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 rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 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: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (25%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
Kureopatora DK (75% 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 texture of this yarn is single ply rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 / 269m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
6-ply Tweed (75% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread, so the finished item will have a different look.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (70%), Nylon (25%) and Rayon (5%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
Aire Valley DK (75% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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This yarn is made with superwash wool, so it isn't suitable for a felting project.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (25%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 230m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.59 balls of this.
Crazy Wool (75% match) $$$$$
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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 Nylon (30%)
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 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 / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.68 balls of this.
Donegal Silk Tweed DK (74% 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 is nubby / tweedy rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (90%) and Silk (10%)
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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 / 121m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
Sport 90 (74% 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 texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
Jil (74% 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 texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
Mooresburg DK (74% 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 texture of this yarn is 2 plies rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.54 balls of this.
Diggle DK (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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This yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (97%) and Viscose (3%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 122m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.11 balls of this.
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Weaver's Wool (74% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from non-superwash wool.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (100%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 454g / 1326m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.10 balls of this.
Alpaca Soft DK (74% match) $$$$$
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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 is plied with a soft haze rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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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 / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
Fame Rand (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply wrapped with fine thread.
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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 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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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: Superwash Wool (75%) and Nylon (25%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.34 balls of this.
Percent 1/100 (74% 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 texture of this yarn is plied rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 40g / 120m 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 single ply wrapped with fine thread.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (68%) and Nylon (32%)
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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 gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 76m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.78 balls of this.
Pure Wool DK (74% 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 texture of this yarn is plied (woollen-spun) rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: 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 / 121m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.12 balls of this.
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Perfect (73% 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 rather than single ply wrapped with fine thread. 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 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: Superwash Wool (85%) and Nylon (15%)
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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 / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.35 balls of this.