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Illustrious

Weight: DK
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Falklands Superwash Wool (70%),
Alpaca (30%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4") and 28 rows
Balls: 100g; 225m (246 yds)
Care: Machine wash (30C)
Styles: Solid colors, Marls
Price: $$$$$

Suggested substitutes

Fine Merino and Baby Alpaca DK (94% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (70%) and Baby Alpaca (30%)
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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 comes in 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.88 balls of this.
Ethical Twist 70/30 (94% 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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 240m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.94 balls of this.
Perfect Day (93% 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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Alpaca (30%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 93m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.42 balls of this.
Alpaca Sport (91% 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, 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: Alpaca (50%) and Merino Superwash Wool (50%)
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This yarn comes in 219m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Truth (91% 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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (80%) and Baby Alpaca (20%)
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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 made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 273m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.82 balls of this.
© Aalta Yarn
Sheepaca (91% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (50%) and Merino Wool (50%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 233m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.97 balls of this.
Mitu (89% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (50%) and Wool (50%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.25 balls of this.
Northfield (89% match) $$$$$
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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 fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (70%), Alpaca (20%) and Silk (10%)
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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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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
© Valley Yarns
The following suggestions are not very close matches, but might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Primavera (88% 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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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 Silk (25%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 114m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.97 balls of this.
Alpaca Elegance (88% 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: Alpaca (50%) and Wool (50%)
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This yarn comes in 57g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.36 balls of this.
Gloss DK (88% 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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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 (70%) and Silk (30%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Springvale DK (88% 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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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 (100%)
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This yarn comes in 247m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.91 balls of this.
© Three Irish Girls
Breathless DK (88% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 247m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.91 balls of this.
Kona Superwash DK (88% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 114g / 256m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.88 balls of this.
Swish DK (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Kona Superwash DK (88% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 113g / 256m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.88 balls of this.
Traveller (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 113g / 256m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.88 balls of this.
© The Verdant Gryphon
Ecco (88% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 111m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.03 balls of this.
Merino Blend DK (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.01 balls of this.
Amber Label Cashmere/Silk_DK (88% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (75%), Cashmere (15%) and Silk (10%)
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This yarn comes in 115g / 238m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.95 balls of this.
Cosette (88% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (70%), Cashmere (20%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn comes in 113g / 246m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.91 balls of this.
Classic Wool DK Superwash (87% match) $$$$$
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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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 114m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.97 balls of this.
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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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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 (70%) and Possum (30%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 219m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.03 balls of this.
Gramercy (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 116m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.94 balls of this.
Vital (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.96 balls of this.
Nordic Wool Flow (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 230m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Gallipoli (87% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 220m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.02 balls of this.
Soft Wool (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.05 balls of this.
Big Sister (87% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (80%), Cashmere (10%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 211m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
Ethical Superfine Merino 8-ply (87% match) $$$$$
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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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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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 (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 236m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.95 balls of this.
Merino DK (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 118m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.91 balls of this.
Belle 8-ply Superwash (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 200g / 434m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
MCN DK (87% 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, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is made with non-superwash wool. It may felt unless washed carefully.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (80%), Cashmere (10%) and Nylon (10%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 210m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.07 balls of this.
DK (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 200g / 428m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.53 balls of this.
© Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Sonoma (87% 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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This yarn is also made from superwash wool.
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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: Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 213m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.06 balls of this.