By Candlelight (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Nov 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:

For this colourway, I wanted to go for colours deep and strong, that spoke of both frosty dark nights outside and warm gatherings indoors; of both mulled wine by candlelight and steaming cups of tea by a roaring fire.  I wanted to create rich, deep, warm colours that were at once both sophisticated and comforting, equally at home on an elegant night out or a quiet night in.

“By Candlelight” begins with shades of wine – look carefully and you’ll see merlots, burgundies, cabernets – that blend and flow into one another.  Then, over that, we gently layered berry shades – currents, plums, raisins – to add tonal qualities without real variegation.  And then, to bring in a hint of the season’s warmth, we added spice hues – gentle touches of cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and nutmeg.

The Yarns:

Lucina is a smooshy and soft fingering yarn, with nylon for strength and an eye-catching cascade of sparkes!

Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Nylon Sparkles; 2-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 430 yards per 100g

Aurora is simply delicious!  With 20% cashmere, it's amazingly luxurious, and a touch of nylon gives it extra strength.

Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 4-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 350 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!  Lucina is normally priced at $29, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $26.  And Aurora is normally priced at $34, but is available exclusively to members of the Yarn Alliance for a special price of $31.
  • 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 December 14 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! Extra Tool Tins Available too!

Exclusively for the members of the Yarn Alliance and featuring the SpaceCadet zooming across in his fabulous flying saucer, these custom Tool Tins were made for us by The Sexy Knitter.  Perfect for holding everything from stitchmarkers to small scissors to tape measures, they are normally priced at $12, but are available to club members for $10.

 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!