Archive for the ‘Geelong – 100% Merino Laceweight’ Category

New yarns!

October 8, 2008

Ultimo 20% silk / 20% bamboo / 60% wool

We are delighted to introduce our new yarns, Ultimo (20% silk 20% bamboo 60% wool sport weight), Frankston (100% merino superwash fingering), Forbes (100% wool worsted weight felting yarn) and Bellingen (100% soft washable worsted wool). All these yarns are available in cones of approximately 1 kg, and in 100 gram skeins. We will be unveiling projects made with these yarns in the forthcoming weeks. 

 We have also received new stock of Geelong, our popular extra-fine merino laceweight.

Bellingen 100% washable wool

We will be taking a break for school holidays from 12 – 25 October 2008, and will not be able to post orders during this time.  We will be available to answer email queries.

July Sale now on

July 1, 2008

In our Ebay retail store we have 25% off all single cones of yarn during July! We are clearing space for our new Fall stock, and have slashed our already low prices. The sale lasts all July, and more cones will go up as the month progresses!

Overdyed Merino Laceweight

March 19, 2008

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The photo above is of our Merino Laceweight that was originally dyed with Jacquard Acid Dyes in Fire Engine Red, and then overdyed with Ashford dye for Wool and Silk in Brown.  The whole skein had been immersion dyed, but I was after a more variegated effect, and chose to overdye it using the following method.

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 The yarn was soaked with a good squirt of hand dishwashing liquid and cold water, and then the dye solution was added to the dye pot that had been filled with cold water. I then arranged the skeins so that they were partially immersed in the dye solution, and slowly raised the heat and simmered (no stirring because the Merino Laceweight can felt) until the dye bath was clear (about 20 minutes).

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The resulting yarn is red with long flashes of deep burgundy brown.  Our Merino Laceweight is a perfect substitute for the recommended yarn in Juno Regina which is available for free from Knitty.com

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In the next week, we expect to be listing wholesale quantities of Grafton, our 50% Yak/50% Wool sportweight yarn; and Killara, our smooth and very soft 50% silk/ 50% wool. Our deliveries of sock yarn and merino yarn are currently delayed, but hopefully will be received soon. 

Merino Laceweight

January 30, 2008

We are excited to announce that we have a small amount of merino laceweight in stock.  It is a 2/17nM pure Australian merino, and is a relatively heavy laceweight yarn.

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It will felt, so caution should be used when dyeing.  In the near future we’ll be posting the swatch from Secret of the Stole II completed with this yarn. The hank below was kettle dyed with Jacquard acid dye in Fire Engine red.

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