My shawl is inspired by the Japanese harvest festival, and as such, I want the material to evoke traditional Japanese textiles. I think I want silk, but not a smooth silk yarn Heirloom Knitting's gossamer silk. I'd like to use Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool, but it doesn't knit at the gauge I'm aiming for. Ideally I'd like a laceweight or light fingering weight yarn that has the shininess of silk but is also slightly nubby. The closest I've found to the picture in my head is this yarn from Habu. I have it on order and will swatch it soon, but if it doesn't work, I'm out of ideas and looking for new inspiration.
So, fellow yarn snobs, does that description make you say "I know exactly what she's looking for"? Can any of you help me see my blind spot here?