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Extra Special DK (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: DK
Texture: Nubby / Tweedy
Fiber: Acrylic (100%)
Needles: 3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4") and 30 rows
Balls: 100g; 294m (322 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C)
Styles: Marled
Price: $$$$$

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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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (97%) and Rayon (3%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn comes in 57g / 168m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.75 balls of this.
Misty DK (96% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (94%) and Viscose (6%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 280m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.05 balls of this.
Diamond DK (95% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Acrylic (90%), Metallic (5%) and Nylon (5%)
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 300m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Big Verona (90% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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This yarn comes in 200g / 499m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.59 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Extra Special DK is an unusual yarn and we don't know of many close matches. The following suggestions might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Tweedy DK (89% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (74%) and Cotton (26%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 260m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.13 balls of this.
Alpaca Tweed DK (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Acrylic (77%), Alpaca (20%) and Viscose (3%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 240m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.23 balls of this.
Craft Aran Knitting (85% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also nubby / tweedy.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
Special DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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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 / 294m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Wondersoft DK (84% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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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 / 294m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Bundle of Joy Baby DK (84% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Double Knitting (84% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
Information
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.
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 57g / 168m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.75 balls of this.
Baby DK (84% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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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 200g / 590m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.50 balls of this.
Big Value DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 293m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Pricewise DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
Information
The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 293m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Splash DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 293m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Special Candy Swirl (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 443m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.66 balls of this.
Elegance (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 146m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Baby Splash DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied rather than nubby / tweedy. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 292m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.01 balls of this.
Dollymix DK (84% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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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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 25g / 73m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 4.03 balls of this.