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skNYC
08-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Elann has just red and blue, but I want a different color. I searched all over the net but couldn't find any. Does anyone know if a place sells it?

gardenmommy
08-01-2006, 10:22 PM
I think it's been discontinued.

I did find this auction on eBay. Purty color, but you might not need all 11 skeins!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Debbie-Bliss-COTTON-SILK-ARAN-PINK-BLUSH-x-11_W0QQitemZ180013638726QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36598QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This place also has it listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean they still have it in stock.

http://www.stringsandstrands.com/pricelist.html

You might be able to substitute the Debbie Bliss Cathay, but the gauge might be a bit smaller on that. Looks like on the Cotton Silk it's 18 st to 4 inches on 7 to 8 needles, and on the Cathay which is 50% cotton, 35% microfiber, and 15% silk the gauge is 22 st to 4 inches with 5 needles.

You also might be able to sub Cascade Pima Silk, it's 85% cotton and 15% silk, and the gauge is the same as the Debbie Bliss Cotton Silk which is 80% cotton and 20% silk. I can vouch for the Pima Silk, it's very soft and nice to work with, I'm using it for Cozy from Knitty.

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/2635/

Mer
08-01-2006, 11:31 PM
Yep, it's discontinued. I got some on ebay. Cathay might be a bit too thin, but other aran weight yarns should work, or perhaps worsted.

skNYC
08-02-2006, 09:20 AM
thanks for the info ! I heard Cathy has a pilling problem other than being too thin... :(