Hi, I looked into all of the prices for Kids silk in the last two weeks, if I can get all colors at the lowest price, it is still another $100.00. I never knitted with Rowan's Kid silk, so I cannot really compare, but I found Crystal Palace Kid Merino, for 1/2 of the price. (anyone knows both yarns?).
The colors are not so coordinated and subtle, or springlike, but it would make a nice Jewel tone one. Kid Merino, is 28 % merino, 28 kid mohair, and 44 Nylon.240 yards).
I have 5 Xmas projects going, but hey..... the more the merrier:-))))