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Maai

Weight: Sport
Texture: Chained
Fiber: Baby Alpaca (70%),
Merino Wool (30%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 24 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 160m (175 yds)
Care: Hand wash
Styles: Solid colors
Price: $$$$$

Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Maai 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.
Phil Soft + (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (63%), Alpaca (27%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn comes in 25g / 88m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.82 balls of this.
SimpliCria (83% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn comes in 25g / 87m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.84 balls of this.
Alpaca Merino DK (80% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (83%), Nylon (10%) and Wool (7%)
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This yarn comes in 25g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.60 balls of this.
Tynn Alpakka Ull (78% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (65%) and Wool (35%)
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This yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than chained, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 166m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.96 balls of this.
Cosma (77% match) $$$$$
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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: Alpaca (60%), Wool (30%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than chained, so the finished item will have a different look.
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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 / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
Grazioso (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 chained. 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: Alpaca (65%), Wool (20%), Silk (10%) and Cashmere (5%)
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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 1.00 balls of this.
Awa (76% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than chained, so the finished item will have a different look.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (55%), Merino Wool (26%) and Cotton (19%)
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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 / 300m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.53 balls of this.
© Designer Yarns
Peru (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (84%), Merino Wool (8%) and Nylon (8%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 99m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.62 balls of this.
© Valley Yarns
Mountain Top Vail (74% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also chained.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (70%) and Bamboo Viscose (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 216m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.74 balls of this.
Super Fine DK (74% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Superfine Alpaca (70%) and Blue Faced Leicester Wool (30%)
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This yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than chained, so the finished item will have a different look.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.43 balls of this.
Novena (74% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also chained.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (50%), Alpaca (30%) and Nylon (20%)
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This yarn comes in 25g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.45 balls of this.
Fifty (73% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also chained.
Good news!
The drape and elasticity of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (50%) and Superwash Wool (50%)
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This yarn may not feel as soft as the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 155m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Paqu Pura (72% match) $$$$$
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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 chained. 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: Alpaca (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 / 300m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.53 balls of this.
Alpaca Silk (72% match)
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (60%), Merino Wool (30%) and Silk (10%)
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than chained. 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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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 / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.97 balls of this.
Floating (71% 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 chained. 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: Alpaca (70%), Cashmere (20%) and Silk (10%)
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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 / 366m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
Alpaga (71% 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 chained. 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: Alpaca (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 / 140m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.14 balls of this.
Covet (71% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is single ply rather than chained. 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 smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superfine Alpaca (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 / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
Super Fine 4-ply (71% match)
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Superfine Alpaca (70%) and Blue Faced Leicester Wool (30%)
Information
This yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than chained, so the finished item will have a different look.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
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 / 132m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.21 balls of this.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Information
The texture of this yarn is plied rather than chained. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (100%)
Information
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 / 134m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.19 balls of this.
Prime Alpaca (71% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than chained. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (100%)
Information
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 227g / 608m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.26 balls of this.