The Oriel Lace Blouse pattern is gorgeous, BUT....it uses a 100% silk ribbon yarn that will cost about $200 total. Does anyone have a suggestion for a substitute? I know it won't be exactly the same, but it's "substitute" or "forget it" for me!
I know designers enjoy these beautiful yarns, and the companies want to publicize them, but I wish the patterns would list some alternatives we could consider due to cost or availability. How many times have I gotten my heart set on making a particular pattern only to find the yarn was discontinued a long time ago and cannot be found?
Any ideas on this frustrating problem would be appreciated!