Thinking about knitting Cozy for FIL's GF, and thankfully her birthday isn't until October. They live in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, so obviously I don't want anything too heavy/warm but it's often nice to have something on winter nights and when the A/C is blasting.
I really like the looks of the Reynolds Mandalay [100% silk; 98yds/88m per 50g skein]; color: #32 "oatfield"; 8 skeins that it calls, for but the price is a bit out of my budget (I think it runs about 10.00 a skein). I like the neutral color too.
So what would be a good substitute both price and fiber-wise. I saw the new KP worsted Shine and even the Main Line (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Merino Wool)...or would the wool blend be too warm for Florida? Even a less expensive 100% silk sounds would be okay, but I'm assuming silk is a bit tricker to work with, correct?