The current issue of Knitter’s Review has an article on knitting with semisolid hand-dyed yarns. Notes editor Clara Parkes:
Colorful hand-dyed yarns are fabulous to look at on the skein, but sometimes they can be a little tricky to knit. The more striking the color combinations, the more they tend to obscure any stitch patterning you wanted to use. Lace, ribbing, openwork, it all gets hidden behind the swirling flashes of color.
If you’re looking for something that meets the semisolid criteria in my most recent hand-dye batch, Harlot, Jillian and Heidi are most likely to fit the bill. I also have a denim-y blues one that’s not currently listed, if that’s a color you like. I’m planning some single-color/different shade skeins for the next batch, so if you have a particular color request, feel free to ask!