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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway April 2023

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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:

Three beautiful options

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Spring (the graphically varigated colourway in your parcel)
  • Awakening (a coordinating painterly colourway)
  • Arrival (a second coordinating semi-solid colourway)

The Inspiration

On the afternoon that my assistant Jade and I were planning this colourway, the sky was cloudy. We were sitting outside on the first day that was warmish enough to feel comfortable and enjoying that sense of hopefulness that the earliest days of Spring always inspire. There were a few ragtag crocus buds pushing through the dirt near our feet – I am no gardener, so they never get the love they deserve, but they return each year nonetheless.

And as we both sat there, Jade looking up at the sky and me looking over at the crocuses, she said, “How about greys?” just as I said, “Why don’t we do purples?” And suddenly, that combination seemed exactly right, the perfect embodiment of that cloudy, still slightly cold, and yet definitely Spring afternoon.

The Process

To start, we mixed up a rich charcoal grey in the dyepot.  We layered it onto each skein and then lifted them so it ran down the yarn, becoming lighter as it did so.  Then we created a very deep royal purple – those lovely persistent crocuses – and applied that neatly to one end of each skein, letting it blend into the different shades of grey already on the skein.  And finally we created a slightly darkened and dirty magenta – just for a little spring-inspired contrast – and layered that at the opposite end.

The result is a beautifully variegated yarn, with graphic changes in colour that will both flow in your stitches and create clean pops of colour.

Two Bonus Colourways!

And we took these same hues to produce two coordinating colourways but applied the dye in completely different ways. Awakening is our painterly colourway, where we’ve applied the dye skein-by-skein, twisting and turning each one through the different dyebaths to encourage the colours to flow over one another. It will create a beautifully mottled fabric. And Arrival is our semi-solid, in deep shades of purple and pinks that we dyed first and then glazed with a bath of that lovely charcoal grey, to create beautiful depth of shade.

Use them for a larger project, to work as a gentle contrast, as very subtle stripes, or in softly changing colour blocks.

The Yarn:

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

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.
  • Normally priced at $24.99, these colourways are available exclusively to club members for the special price of $22.49
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on June 6 2023.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a colourway as  variegated as 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!