I was fortunate enough to be able to borrow this really cool Punk Knits book with a bunch of awesome patterns. I would love to tackle one (the Kozmik Kami, if you are familiar with the book), but am having an issue with the yarn involved.
While finding most of the yarn has been a piece of cake, this pattern calls for Lana Grossa Viale Yarn in Hot Pink, and it must not be made anymore because I cannot find it anywhere!
The pattern isn't very descriptive of the yarn, just saying that it is 100% microfiber, though from the picture of the piece, I can deduce that the yarn is similar to a ribbon.
Does anyone have any advice on substituting yarn in a pattern when you don't really know the exact texture of the yarn? I tried to find a pic for you folks, but can't seem to find one online. The ribbon yarn looks similar to Crystal Palace Choo-Choo yarn, though the pic in the book isn't really big enough to see clearly and the gauge is different.
I'd appreciate any advice!!