We've had the small cones of 5/2 and 3/2 perle cotton available for years. The company we get these from also started offering the 10/2 and 20/2 sizes on small cones as well, but I kept hesitating about offering them because we kept being told by the company that their winding machine was old and cranky and hard to repair and one of these days it was going to die and they just weren't going to replace it. I just knew that as soon as I made the commitment to all those colors (well over 100!) in both those sizes, that machine would croak. Well, this has been going on for some years now, and so far it's still winding away. So, we're going to offer the 10/2 and 20/2 on small cones. If you order it, we'll order it. I'm not going to push my luck by trying to invest in all that yarn at one time, but will bring it in as we get requests for colors. Since they come in boxes of 6, if somebody orders 1 cone of a color, inventory will be built over time.
I'm sure their machine is laughing now, and about to keel over. But maybe not! Fans of finer weaving will be happy to get smaller amounts of lots of colors instead of being limited to 1 pound (plus!) cones. A bit much when you want 5 colors for a scarf!