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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway for October2021

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club. If you're are not in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop!

The Colourway:

Two beautiful options

  • Bobbing for Apples (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Delicious (a coordinating colourway)

I think there is almost nothing so iconic about this time of year as a bushel of apples, freshly picked, and with a few faded leaves still attached here.  It may be cliche but it’s also so perfectly autumn, so wholesome and comforting, that it’s impossible not to feel warmed at the thought.

And in my garden there’s an old apple tree, gnarled and twisted, that is laden with a bounty of its delicious red treats.  We try to gather them before they fall to ground, or before the birds and squirrels get them.  In truth, there’s more than enough to go round.  And while we may no longer actually go bobbing for apples (the current times have nixed that activity perhaps for good), the sentiments of the season are all the same..

For this colourway, we started with a golden, pale-butter hue and let it soak into the full length of the skeins.  When they were saturated, we layered on muted green that was brighter than you see in the skein but which mellowed as it blended with the soft yellow beneath.  Then we twisted the skeins and poured over them an absolutely delicious apple-red, allowing it to pool and gather in the dyepot so it was more intense in some areas and softened in others.

The result is a beautifully autumnal skein, all the lovely rich colours of the season’s apple harvest, that will move and blend as you work your stitches, creating a complex and intriguing colour play!

Bonus Colourway!

For the coordinating shade, Delicious, we deepened the apple hue, allowing it to take center stage and become incredibly rich and intense.  And then we added subtle streaks of the muted green and pale butter colours, to create little pops of contrast that will work up into an almost heathered effect in your knitting or crochet. Use it to add depth and interest to a larger project, to work as a contrast, as stripes, or in colour blocks.

The Yarn:

Vega is a worsted version of our incredibly popular cabled 8-ply Lyra. The result of this special plying technique is a yarn that is plump and round, with great stitch definition, extra durability and — best of all — super sproingy!

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash merino wool; cabled 8-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 215 yards per 100g

Ordering details:

  • Order as many skeins as you like, and we will get them in the dyepots for you! Because this is a custom process, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to be ready.
  • SpaceMonsters Members' Price! Normally priced at $29.99, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the SpaceMonsters for the special price of $26.99.
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month from the time you receive this email. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11.59pam (EST) on Nov 30 2021.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a variegated colourway like this one. Although we will do everything in our power to replicate the yarns from first dyelot, the yarn you receive may not match perfectly. Do bear this in mind if an exact match is important to you. To minimise any visible impact when using hand-dyed yarns, we always recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows in your project. To minimise any visible impact when using hand-dyed yarns, we always recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows in your project.

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!