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Boardwalk (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, May 2018)

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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 Colourways:

Two beautiful options

  • Boardwalk (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Sun Bleached (a coordinating colourway)

Sometimes the best part of dyeing is when it doesn’t work.  We started this colourway out with a completely different vision from the yarn you’ve received.  But when the developmental skeins didn’t turn out the way we hoped, I realised that one small tweak could make an amazing difference.

And here’s why: because we dye only from primary colours (that is, everything we create is hand-mixed from only five shades of dye instead of pre-made colours), we have the opportunity to encourage our dye mixtures to break out into their component hues under the right circumstances.  The result is colour that changes as it slowly soaks into the skein.  You can see it in this colourway:  purple that softens into periwinkle and then robin’s egg blue; brown that breaks into a mossy green or faded terracotta.  The result feels fluid and fascinating and full of life.

As we twisted the skeins up, my assistant remarked how it made her think of a boardwalk. “Or maybe the shadows under the boardwalk,” she said.  And I think she’s exactly right.  Either way, it’s a colourway that is perfect for soft, flowing, summer projects.  Try combining it with SpaceCadet colourways Fat-Free Chocolate, Gobsmack, or Sage.

For the coordinating colourway, we took the same hues and lightened them to create a beautiful sun-bleached effect. Combine these soft muted colours with your original skein to create an accent or contrasting stripes.  Or work them up into an amazing project on their own.  Try combining it with SpaceCadet colourways Breathless or Frigia.


The Yarn:

Oriana is an sock twist fingering yarn with 8 plies that give extra strength and durability.

Fiber Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 8-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 420 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 $28, 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 June 27 2018.
  • 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 Notebook too!

I usually have my project card in my handbag but sometimes I wish I had a little notebook tucked right in my project bag to quickly to jot down gauge or modifications or...  a reminder for my grocery list!  We worked with Sapling Press here in Pittsburgh to create a sweet little letterpressed notebook for exactly that purpose, with the SpaceCadet zooming along in his flying saucer to cheer you on.

Normally priced at $7, they're available to club members for $5.49. 

 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!