There is one yarn, however, that is readily available at craft and discount stores that I rather like for the colours. That is Lion Brand Amazing yarn. I have knit a couple of projects using it.
The Inspira cowl
The colourways I had didn't change colour as quickly as a Noro Scarf would so I decided to knit alternating yarns. I also didn't do the increasing triangle at the beginning as I wanted points so just cast on 36 stitches to start knitting on the bias. After completing the rows of the lace pattern, I knit rows 1 and 2 again to achieve 2 ridges on each side of the eyelet row. Then switched yarns, carrying the other yarn loosely up the side. I knit until I ran out of one yarn then finished with the other.
It's quite warm and snuggly. It also looks pretty good on the wrong side.
I like the striping.