Yarn Substitutions?

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Schoolmarm wrote
on Feb 12, 2010 10:11 AM

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!

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