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Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourways, July 2022

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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 -- we won't be able to deliver your order. 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

  • Every Princess Needs a Frog (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Banishing the Princess (the coordinating colourway)
  • Frogs & Kisses (the coordinating colourway)
If you’ve ever wanted to join us in the SpaceCadet dye studio, this colourway is your ticket to a front row seat. Because it’s a perfect example of how we develop a colourway from something ok-ish to something that makes the whole SpaceCadet crew swoon.

For this colourway, we started with two colours that we’d been wanting to layer together for a while: a lovely deep purple and a berry-rich magenta. There’s something about them that is so wonderfully summerish. And because this is the Yarn Alliance, we played with different ways to apply the colour: in an all over blend, in a more painterly application, or in clean and graphic style.

But as we pulled the yarn out of the dyepots, none of it looked quite right to us. The colours were rich and saturated, but they were too… oh, just too princess-y! Beautiful as they were, their combination was too simple. They needed a little sophistication.

And we knew exactly what to do! To banish this princess, we had to introduce a little frog into the dye mix. So back the skeins went, submerged into the dyepot... And we mixed up some yellow and cyan into a lovely frog-green, which we layered over each of the colourways. And that created magic! It warmed the magenta, it tipped the purple into streaks of chocolate-brown, and where it struck the natural colour of the skein, it even broke out into its primary elements.

The result is a colourway with so much more layered complexity, which will change quickly as you work your stitches, creating a wonderful dapple colour effect that is halfway between semi-solid and variegated… and sure to intrigue you from cast on to bind off!!
And in the coordinating colourways, you can see the same elements applied in different ways: one in a painterly application and one in a boldly graphic variegated. In each of these, the frog portion of the colourway creates different effects – with stunning results! Use them for a larger project, to create amazingly subtle stripes, or just to complete your collection.

The Yarn:

Ester is smooth and sturdy, the perfect hard-working yarn.

Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 365 yards per 100g

Bonus! Extra project bags available too!

I feel strongly that every knitter and crocheter needs to have one project that’s small enough to be always at the ready – in your handbag, stashed in a desk drawer, tucked into the glovebox of the car. And I love this adorable one-skein project bag to keep it in! With a handy long loop to slip over your arm, you can stitch from it as you walk and it’s the perfect size for go-to projects like socks and mitts. Plus it’s got our happy SpaceCadet zooming by to keep you company!

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!  Ester is normally priced at $26.99, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $24. 
  • 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 11.59pm (EST) on Sept 14 2022.
  • 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.

 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!