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Solstice Sky Short Run

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We've been working on some new colourways for spring and summer but when I saw this one, I knew exactly what I wanted it to be: a celebration of the solstices, my two favourite celestial events! And if it's about the solstices, there seemed to be no point in holding onto it until spring (and the equinox), right?  So we quickly dyed a very limited run of this colourway just so we could share it with you in time for the solstice! 

We are continuing to develop our upcoming seasons' colourways so, when we reintroduce Solstice Sky later in 2017, we may have altered the recipe somewhat.  But honestly, I am loving the way it's coming out right now and, if you do too, now's the time to get it.

The available bases are shown in the first photo, clockwise from top left: Cressida, Capella, Oriana, and Lyra. All other photos are Lyra.  (Please note: this colourway is dyed and ready to ship but will not arrive in time for Christmas)


Yarn details

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 yards per 100g

Capella is a fabulously smooshy single-ply worsted yarn that's perfect for bulkier, cool-weather projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 1-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 195 yards per 100g


Oriana is an sock twist fingering yarn with 8 plies that give extra strength and durability.

Fiber Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 8-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 420 yards per 100g

(please note: the colourway has come out considerably softer on Oriana than on the other bases)

Lyra (leer-a or lie-ra) is beautifully spoingy yarn that's a joy to use.  Named for a small constellation, Lyra's cabled 8-ply construction gives it a loftiness that feels fantastic, and the strength to used for anything from socks to sweaters.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 8-ply
Weight: Sport; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 270 yards per 100g



At SpaceCadet, we passionately believe that knitting and crocheting make people happier deep down inside and that nothing does that more than working with gorgeous, vibrant yarn. For us, dyeing is a cosmic adventure -- a wonderful process of mixing each shade by hand from primaries and seeing where the colour takes us. The result is yarn that is as exciting for you as it is for us. Come with us and explore the farthest reaches of SpaceCadet colour!


Very Important Stuff: All hand-dyed yarns can vary between and within dyelots and their true beauty is the individuality in every skein.  Please be sure to order enough yarn for your project, to reduce the chance of differences between your skeins.  If you'd prefer to reduce any variation in your project, we recommend alternating skeins every two rows in your project. Please remember that our photos are as accurate as possible, but the colours you see also depend on your computer monitor's settings. Where there are multiple skeins pictured, each is sold separately.