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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway for April2021 - "Nature's Cathedral"

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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

  • Nature's Cathedral (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Komorebi (a coordinating colourway)

You know how it is when you stand in a wood and look straight up, and the trees that rise above you seem to curve a little to meet one another’s branches?  That always looks like a cathedral to me, their trunks imitating stout stone pillars and the canopy above like an intricately carved ceiling.  And most of all, the sunlight filtering through thousands of leaves, illuminating every possible shade of green, mimicking the enormous stained-glass windows that line the walls every great cathedral.  I’ve always found that view breath-taking …and the moniker “Nature’s Cathedral” absolutely perfect.

So when we went to dye this colourway, we did something really special that you won’t be able to see until you open the skein up.  First, we mixed a series of greens that capture the leaves of this great natural cathedral in all their varying hues.  Then, using a resist-dyeing technique we’ve been developing, we layered the colours on in sections in a way that allowed them to mix a little here and there -- but not too much – while keeping the threshold between each section crisp and white.  The effect reminded us of a stained-glass window in reverse: instead of dark lines of lead dividing the coloured glass, here we have bright lines of white cutting through the greens just like the bright sunlight breaking through the leaves.  Open your skein up and you’ll see what I mean.

Even better, when you knit or crochet with it, those dividing lines are going to do something different yet again: redistributing themselves as the stitches form to create dappled spots of light amongst the mingling greens.  The effect will be natural and organic.  A little like the lovely feeling of standing under a tree on a beautiful Spring day.

Bonus Colourway!

For the coordinating colour, Komorebi (a Japanese word that refers to the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees), we took those same greens and, instead of structuring them into sections with clear dividing lines, we sprinkled them randomly across the skeins, allowing the dye to flow through the dyebath and strike where-ever it chose.  Sometimes that results in splodges, sometimes in gentle washes, but the effect is soft, light, bright, and so incredibly fresh. Use them 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 May 31 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!