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.
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).
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.
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.