November 08, 2004

Anny Blatt/Bouton d'Or Dune in Lilas!

Update: This yarn offer has been taken and is no longer available.

Dive into these lovelies: 10 brand-spankin' new skeins of Bouton d'Or Dune in Lilas, a light lilac color. And hello! This yarn is gorgeous! Bouton d'Or is top-quality designer yarn, and is perfect for spring, summer or mid-season weather, and is spun tightly so it's lightweight. 60% cotton, 40% acrylic. Machine-washable. 8 US (5mm) needles, 15 sts and 24 rows 4"x4" (10x10 cm) square. 1.76 oz (50 grams) in each skein, 69 yds (63 m). [Think the gauge given by Phildar Aviso, Rowan ASC or GGH Goa.] I bought this yarn with one of these cute sweaters in mind:

Girl's Hortensia top.

Girl's cabled "Prune" sweater.

BONUS: I do not usually provide patterns with my stash yarns, but my local Anny Blatt/Bouton d'Or boutique gives me photocopies of patterns when I buy yarn for a specific project. So I will send a copy of ONE of the above patterns with the yarn, your choice. Alternatively, I can provide ONE of these Bouton d'Or pattern books with the yarn. In this case, the pattern book would imply the additional cost of 9 euros so I can obtain it. [Good reason to head to the yarn store. Hee hee! Note: I'm only doing this for the person to whom I will send the yarn. Can't go shoppin' for everyone.]

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Oooh! So HAUTE!
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The average price for this yarn at my local Bouton d'Or boutique in France is 4.50-5 euros a skein, and is difficult to find in stores abroad. When available, it costs 8-12 euros a skein! I'm sharing this batch of yarn for 4.30 euros a skein [:-)!]. Total cost for yarn is only 43 euros + shipping. Priority shipping is approximately 15 euros to America and 12.50 euros within Europe. Surface shipping is 9.50 euros to America and 11.50 euros within Europe. Shipping costs are approximate and subject to change. You also have the option of my sending it certified for an additional cost, which I highly recommend (and will require if I've never shipped to you before) as yarn losses are NOT reimbursed or replaced. [Note: Shipping will probably be higher if you want me to get the pattern book for you!]

Update: This yarn offer has been taken and is no longer available.