Hi all - I’m planning my next knit, and my husband has dropped hints he’d like a sweater. I’m planning on making the Wilderness Sweater (by Linka Karoline Neumann) that has gorgeous colorwork and very cute paw prints on the yoke. It will be perfect here in MN in the fall and winter. The pattern calls for Istex Alafosslopi - single ply, bulky (100m/100g) Icelandic wool.
My LYS doesn’t carry it, nor does my backup LYS. Neither really has an appropriate substitute. The closest on MDK (and my LYS) is Big Wool, but I suspect that’s probably not quite the right texture. I can get the lopi online at yarn.com, but had hoped to support a smaller business.
Should I just bite the bullet and by it online? Any other suggestions for similar, small producer yarns or places to look?