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Sierra (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Aran
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Silk (62%),
Linen (30%),
Nylon (8%)
Needles: 5mm (8 US) (6 UK)
Gauge: 18 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 123m (135 yds)

Suggested substitutes

Unfortunately, Sierra 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.
Silk Rhapsody (86% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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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: Silk (80%) and Mohair (20%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 238m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Mana (78% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (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 / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
© Knitting Fever
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, drape 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 Superwash Wool (50%) and Silk (50%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 212m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.58 balls of this.
Maggi's Linen (75% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (52%) and Linen (48%)
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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 / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
Great Big Sea (75% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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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: Silk (50%), Wool (30%) and Sea Cell (20%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Scrumptious Aran (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape and durability 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 fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (55%) and Silk (45%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.75 balls of this.
Codex (74% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (52%) and Blue Faced Leicester Wool (48%)
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The warmth, drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 113g / 214m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.57 balls of this.
Tamtam DK (74% match)
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Silk (65%) and Linen (35%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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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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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 / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Ensemble 4 (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cashmere (50%) and Silk (50%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn is less durable. The finished fabric may not stand up well to wear and tear. With regular use you may get holes in socks and the elbow area of long-sleeved tops for example.
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This yarn is much softer. The fibers in this yarn are finer than those in the original yarn, and will feel softer. However, this yarn may not stand up to heavy wear as well as the original.
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The drape and elasticity of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 80g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.67 balls of this.
Silk Garden (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Mohair (45%), Silk (45%) and Wool (10%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.22 balls of this.
Silk Garden Solo (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Mohair (45%), Silk (45%) and Wool (10%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.22 balls of this.
Lion & Lamb (74% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (50%) and Wool (50%)
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The warmth, drape, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 187m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.66 balls of this.
Catnip (73% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (50%) and Silk (50%)
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The warmth, drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 70g / 142m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Pearl (73% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (51%) and Bamboo Viscose (49%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
Taiyo (73% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (40%), Silk (30%), Nylon (15%) and Wool (15%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
Gingko (73% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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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: Silk (52%) and Wool (48%)
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The warmth, drape, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 123m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Tussah Silk Fingering (73% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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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 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: Silk (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 200g / 800m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.15 balls of this.
Aran Silky Merino (72% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (50%) and Silk (50%)
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The warmth, drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 183m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.67 balls of this.
Silk Dream (72% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (50%) and Silk (50%)
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The warmth, drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.37 balls of this.
Sarah Tweed (72% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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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 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: Silk (60%) and Wool (40%)
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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 / 176m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.70 balls of this.