That's one of the many reasons I love lace knitting: so much scope for yarn substitution.
Here's a version of my Herringbone semi-circle shawl in Noro Ayatori - how fabulous is this? And only 3 balls! The colours are just perfect for me - I may have to make myself a third.
And another Miss Otis, this time in one skein of Handmaiden 4-ply cashmere. 170yds of this sport-weight yarn gives a piece about 13 inches long and nearly 60 inches wide.
Both gamely modeled by Lisa, the newest team member at The Purple Purl.