Susan, the orig. pattern called for red heart (an acrylic). I checked on ravelry, and a couple people did use a kp yarn (simply cotton sport, for one) Do you think comfy would be a good substitute? (concerning drape)
It absolutely would be a good substitute. Comfy and Simply Cotton are a tad bit different, but I think if you are looking for drape, Comfy is the way to go. I have used Simply Cotton on several pieces, too and love it as well. If you want the softness of cotton both are good choices.
Mary, I don't have any. Perhaps we need KP to set up a place for yarn swapping. Ravelry is a really good place to find someone wanting to destash some yarn. I suggest you check there to see if you can find someone who might have this and are willing to part with it.
Hmmm...., you might think about joining one of the KALs. [Though I'm not sure which one would be best. Perhaps the UFO KAL.] Someone there might have a lead for you. I think more people frequent there than the discussions here.
Amanda, I was listening to the most recent podcast yesterday, and Kelley and Kerin said that double stranded fingering weight is about DK in size/weight... but you need to do a test swatch to determine the needle size you should use. Kerin said that she used a US 7 for her project out of this yarn.