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Aboutface (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, March2019)

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the InterStellar Yarn Alliance. If you're not currently in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop or join the Club mailing list to be the first to know when it re-opens for subscriptions!


The Colourway:

Two beautiful options

  • Aboutface (the colourway in your parcel)
  • At Ease (a coordinating colourway)

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the road you travel is the long one.  For this month’s Yarn Alliance colourway, I had originally wanted to work in greens and so my assistant and I carefully developed several recipes and dyed them one after another…  and none of them felt right.  In fact, each one was a struggle – too flat, too jarring, too bright, too dull.  It was almost like I’d forgotten how to dye(!) and I felt so discouraged.

Then, just as we were about to give up and go home, we decided to do a complete aboutface and mixed up some lovely warm colours in the dye bowls.  Not even really to come up with a Yarn Alliance colourway – more just to play with colour and refresh ourselves after a day that had felt less than successful.  And suddenly, everything was fun again.  We dipped and dyed and twisted and smooshed…

And then I looked at the finished skeins and realised I loved this colourway!  There are bold hues in it for sure – that lovely warm yellow and the deep maroon – but the real magic is where they blend and the myriad shades they create as they come together.  I see browns and oranges, rusts and golds…  and maybe even streaks of soft green in places – the same colour that started the whole thing off!

The result is a colourway that is going to look spectacular on the needles or worked with a hook, all the colours blending and flowing into one another.  Choose stitches that draw the yarn up vertically to create little sploches of colour, or slipped stiches to bounce the shades around, and watch the something beautiful happen!  Try coordinating it with Fat-Free Chocolate or Oxblood.

For the coordinating colour, we simply dyed the same shades in the same way but took them down several notches so they came out ohhhh sooo soft, like a faded shadow of the original skein.  They’ll  flow and blend in the same way but also act as a beautiful contrast when held against the original colours.


The Yarn:

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

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.
  • Yarn Alliance Members' Price! Normally priced at $29, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $26.
  • 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 12.01am (EST) on April 30, 2019.
  • A very important note: As you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns. 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.

Bonus! Grab an extra Yarn Alliance Fold-Over Labels too!

For your gift, Angie and Brittany at RememberWynn created these adorable project labels so you can share your Yarn Alliance love with every finished object.  Just fold the label over the edge of a cowl, the brim of a hat, or the cuff of a sleeve and use the screw fixture to secure it – and your beautiful Yarn Alliance projects will be suitably adorned!

Normally priced at $10, each set of 5 is available to club members for $8. 

 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!