For an example of what he's looking for, this is the yarn I'm using (Regia Veriegated Sock Yarn) and this appears to be it's navy equivalent.
The problem is this, there is no way I'm making him something in sock weight yarn like that! So I googled around, looked at theknitter.com, yarn.com, knitpicks.com and others and haven't found something that will fit the bill. So I turn to you, the wise ladies and gents of Knitting to help me find something even remotely close to this in a worsted or heavier weight yarn.
Can anyone help me? Bueller?