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Malabar Aran

Weight: Aran
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Cotton (78%),
Silk (22%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 18 sts / 10cm (4") and 24 rows
Balls: 100g; 164m (179 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C), Iron (cool), Tumble dry (low)
Styles: Semi-solid colors
Price: $$$$$

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Capture (86% match) $$$$$
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Cotton 10-ply (86% match) $$$$$
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Craft Cotton (86% match) $$$$$
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Big Value Recycled Cotton Aran (86% match) $$$$$
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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Best of Nature Organic Cotton (85% match) $$$$$
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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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Big Easy (85% match)
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