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LadyFirelyght
03-11-2009, 03:45 PM
My sister wants a pair of socks, and she ideally wants the yarn to be pink with metallic flecks throughout. I've been searching on google and all my normal yarn places, but I haven't found anything that fits. It's okay if the yarn is variegated, just as long as the dominant color is pink. Anybody know of a yarn like this?

If not, would it be possible (or feasible) for me to perhaps get a regular yarn and hold it along with, say, metallic sewing thread? I would imagine this would achieve the same result.

Any help is greatly appreciated :)

imrachel
03-11-2009, 04:09 PM
I don't know if any of these are pink enough, but this is Berroco Sock Metallic: http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Berroco_Yarn-Berroco_Sox_Metallic_Yarn-5374.html

Or color 21 of this: http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Katia_Yarn-Gatsby_Yarn-682.html

Mirl56
03-11-2009, 04:30 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/schoeller--stahl-fortissima-colori-disco-socka
Are you on Ravelry? I found this yarn by Schoeller/Stahl - Fortissima Color Disco. It's discontinued, but they did make a pink. I see it in someone's stash, they are willing to sell/trade it.

You can also check around yarn shops - I don't know when it was discontinued so you might be able to find it somewhere.

dreamsherl
03-11-2009, 06:38 PM
If not, would it be possible (or feasible) for me to perhaps get a regular yarn and hold it along with, say, metallic sewing thread? I would imagine this would achieve the same result.
I would go this route.

LadyFirelyght
03-12-2009, 11:32 AM
I have decided on carrying along the metallic thread. I spent a couple hours looking for decent pink yarn with metallic flecks, and there was none to be found! I found the perfect stuff.

Thanks, everyone :)

AH1OZ
03-12-2009, 09:52 PM
a couple x'mases ago i found a yarn that was red with a metalic thread entwined it in

i'm sure just carrying along a metalic thread would give the same result

Kattra
03-15-2009, 03:00 AM
Sounds scrachy. I get some black with matallic gold socks for christmas on year and I never wear them becuse they are scrachy... Maybe you should asker it she would not rather have a scarf so she and her friends can see it...

candicane
03-17-2009, 01:33 PM
littleknits.com has the Fortissimo Disco on sale. There is a colorway that is variegated but primarily pink. I used it to make my 4 year old a dress and was very pleased with the yarn.... not so much the pattern I used. I bought another skein in a different colorway to make fingerless gloves.

globaltraveler
03-17-2009, 02:05 PM
I was just in I Knit and thought of you...they have a gorgeous pink yarn with real silver in it, by Kraemer (http://www.kraemeryarns.com/yarn/sterling.asp). Pricey, but it sounds like exactly what you wanted. Beautiful stuff. The color is called "Princess"...of course! You can't really see the silver in the pic, but it's beautiful -- just enough to be beautiful and glinty and eye-catching, but not so much of it to be gaudy.

LadyFirelyght
03-17-2009, 02:29 PM
I was just in I Knit and thought of you...they have a gorgeous pink yarn with real silver in it, by Kraemer (http://www.kraemeryarns.com/yarn/sterling.asp). Pricey, but it sounds like exactly what you wanted. Beautiful stuff. The color is called "Princess"...of course! You can't really see the silver in the pic, but it's beautiful -- just enough to be beautiful and glinty and eye-catching, but not so much of it to be gaudy.
That. is. perfect.

Thank you so much!!

globaltraveler
03-17-2009, 02:37 PM
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to let you know...my second thought, even though I'm probably one of the least girly women you've ever met, was..."what can I make out of this for ME?!" It's probably the single most girly yarn I've ever seen in my life, but elegantly and beautifully so! Hope you can find it somewhere sane for you!