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Finest (DISCONTINUED)

Discontinued with many other Rowan lines in Spring 2016

Weight: Fingering / 4-ply
Texture: Plied with a soft haze
Fiber: Merino Superwash Wool (50%),
Alpaca (30%),
Cashmere (20%)
Needles: 3.25mm (3 US) (10 UK)
Gauge: 28 sts / 10cm (4") and 36 rows
Balls: 25g; 95m (104 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Dry flat in shade

Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Finest 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.
Hand Paint Sock Yarn (85% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%), Merino Wool (30%), Nylon (10%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.24 balls of this.
Tonos Carnaval (85% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%), Merino Wool (30%), Nylon (10%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.24 balls of this.
Bohemia Sport (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (45%), Polwarth Wool (45%) and Possum (10%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 167m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.57 balls of this.
© Outlaw Yarn
Fresco (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (60%), Baby Alpaca (30%) and Angora (10%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.63 balls of this.
Luxury 4-ply (81% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Angora (40%), Merino Wool (40%), Camel (10%) and Cashmere (10%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.48 balls of this.
Ultra Alpaca Fine (80% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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: Peruvian Highland Superwash Wool (50%), Nylon (30%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.24 balls of this.
Andes Socks (80% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
Good news!
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: Superwash Wool (60%), Alpaca (20%) and Nylon (20%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 410m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.23 balls of this.
© Katia
Super Fine 4-ply (79% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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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 smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superfine Alpaca (70%) and Blue Faced Leicester Wool (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 132m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.72 balls of this.
Alpaca 4-ply (78% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superfine Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn comes in 450g / 1620m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.06 balls of this.
Alpaca Prima (77% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 332m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.29 balls of this.
DROPS Flora (77% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (65%) and Alpaca (35%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.45 balls of this.
© DROPS Design
Half Tracks (76% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (90%) and Buffalo (10%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
© Buffalo Wool Co.
Cozi (76% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (58%), Nylon (22%), Possum (15%) and Alpaca (5%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 170m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.56 balls of this.
Baby Alpaca Fingering (76% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Angelic 3-ply (76% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%) and Angora (25%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 225m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.42 balls of this.
© Sunday Knits
Tynn Alpakka Ull (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (65%) and Wool (35%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 166m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.57 balls of this.
Alpakka (75% match)
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (100%)
Information
This yarn comes in 50g / 166m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.57 balls of this.
Aurora (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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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: Angora (70%) and Wool (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.24 balls of this.
Indiecita (74% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied with a soft haze.
Good news!
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: Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 160m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.59 balls of this.
Eyre Light (74% 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 rather than plied with a soft haze. 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: Merino Superwash Wool (60%), Alpaca (20%) and Silk (20%)
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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 425m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.22 balls of this.