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Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourways, March 2022

Sold out.

Important Update Because of the current supply chain issues, this yarn is available only in limited quantities.

Shop/Clubs, Kits, & KALs/Extra Skeins of Club Colourways

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 Colourways:

Three beautiful options

  • Melody (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Harmony (a coordinating colourway)
  • Descant (a coordinating colourway)
When springtime finally blooms, it is filled with soft breezes, delicate floral scents, and the sound of music spilling out from all the newly open windows across the neighbourhood.  And oh my stars, after the long, dark winter, it’s all so welcome!
And it was that music that gave us the inspiration for your latest Yarn Alliance colourway.  Actually, for the trio of colourways we’ve created.  Sometimes when we dye the club’s coordinating yarns, we’re looking for big contrasts but, this time and inspired by the way music is made of audible “hues” that blend into one another, we went for three colourways based on the same theme with small tweeks that create very gentle distinctions while allowing them all to blend together.  And thus their names: “Melody”, “Harmony”, and “Descant”.

For the skein your parcel, Melody, we aimed to create a colourway that is almost like a semi-solid but with intensity and interest. So we began by mixing magenta and cyan for a soft purple and then run the dye along the skein using a special technique to create varying depth of shade.  

Once we had that base, we mixed another, darker purple and a soft teal-blue, and let the colours swirl in the dyepots as they were absorbed by the skeins.  And finally – and this may surprise you! – we added a wash of golden yellow that almost immediately disappeared into the other hues but tinged them with a delicious and subtle moodiness.
For Harmony, we took those same hues and punched them up a couple of notches, with a focus on really bringing out that lovely golden yellow.  The result is a far more graphic, variegated colourway that will create a more vibrant project.  And for Descant, we softened everything down and focused on the teal-blue.  It produces a colourway that is delightfully light and ethereal.  They blend beautifully, for larger project with incredibly subtle stripes or colour blocking.  Or hold them double for the deliciously understated marling. See the enclosed card to check them out.

The Yarn:

Callisto is one of our most luxurious yarns.  As soon as you hold it, you’ll see the incredible drape from the linen and silk, and that utterly delicious halo that the alpaca gives. !

Fiber Content: 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Silk, 25% Linen; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 435 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 $38.99, the colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $35.00.
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11:59pm (eastern) on 1 May 2022.
  • A very important note: As you 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.

 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!