So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely ladies has an easy answer...lol[/quote]
I don't know where you live, or what stores are available to you. Hobby Lobby's Hushabye Yarn is a similar cotton/acrylic blend with a similar gauge and seems to me to have a similar look as the Rowan All-Season cotton in your pictures. It is usually on sale once a month. It is also available in their online store.
I have used Hushabye a lot, but have not used the Rowan yarn so can't swear that they would be the same.