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Arc Over Spiral (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Sept 2015)

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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:

The creative process can be odd – sometimes it can feel like a beautiful arc spanning across a series of points, where you can see the journey as it moves from one idea to the next. And sometimes it feels more like a spiral, starting at the outside and working round and round to the center, as you explore the depths of a single idea.

When I began dyeing this colourway, I chose the hues that spoke to me most at that moment – blues and warm peach-yellows. I was thrilled with the results -- the skeins looked stunning – until I realised I was more or less repeating Southwest Escape, the colourway we dyed for the Yarn Alliance in May. So, I change my formulations a bit and added more yellow and dyed another set of stunning skeins – and then realised they were incredibly similar to the July colorway, Honeydew. Now I knew I was in a spiral and naturally gravitating to deeper exploration of colours I’d dyed before. Which is all good fun, but that kind of repetition won’t do for a club. Try as I might, though, I couldn’t pull my head out of that space – the same shades kept coming back to me -- and so I put down the dyes and went home.

That night, as I was falling asleep, the whole colourway suddenly came to me. I knew exactly what I wanted to dye, and it was nothing like what I’d been trying before. Yes, it still had blues and greens, but they were different – a new mood, a new direction. No longer a spiral, this colourway was suddenly back on that beautiful arc. And so the next morning, I went straight into the studio and dyed for you Arc Over Spiral — a cool colourway to suit the last of summer’s hot days.

The Yarn:

Maia (my-a) is simply a stunning yarn, named after the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades. Spun with bamboo for incredible sheen and beautiful drape, Maia's soft colours and "iced" appearance make it the perfect yarn for your most elegant and eye-catching.

Fiber Content: 80% Bamboo, 20% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 400 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 October 12 2015.
  • 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 SpaceCadet Stitchmarker Bowl too!

Exclusively for the members of the Yarn Alliance and featuring the SpaceCadet zooming across in his flying saucer, these little bowls are perfect for holding onto stitchmarkers and safety pins and all the other little things that want to get lost.  Normally priced at $12, they're available to club members for $10.  Assorted colours.

 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!