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The quest


I am on a quest.  A vitally important terribly specific sort of quest. You see a very dear friend of mine is expecting a long awaited and deeply cherished baby in a few weeks’ time and as you know, I am a firm believer that all babies should be welcomed with a little knitwear, especially the super special and beloved sort, therefore I need to get knitting.

E has a deep and long standing affection for the colour purple.  Cadbury purple to be precise.  In fact her wedding dress was a purple silk skirt and jacket with an ivory bustier embroidered with little purple flowers and fabulous purple shoes.

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I think that if I can find it, Cadbury purple yarn would make a very sweet little cabled cardigan for a babe of either variety, which leads me to my quest.  I need sport or DK weight yarn, preferably machine washable (because I’d like to stay friends) in that colour purple.

At the moment my top choices as Cephalopod Yarns’ Traveller (100% superwash merino) in Peshawar or possibly Finger Lakes, Blue Moon’s Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Tanzanite (the pictures on Ravelry suggest it’s a deeper colour than it shows up on my monitor), or Fyberspates Scrumptious DK in Purple (not machine washable but worth it).

But before I purchase any or all of the above, I lay my self on your yarny experience – is there anything I’ve missed that I should be considering?  Bonus points if it can come from the UK!