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Candy Apple (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Sept 2016)

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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:

Two beautiful options

  • Candy Apple (the colourway in your parcel) -- reds, orange-pinks, and pops of green
  • Windfall (a coordinating colourway) -- soft autumn wash with glazed green patina

It’s apple season! Here in the north-eastern US, the air is growing crisp and the air is clearer by the day.  And the twisted, gnarled tree in my back garden is producing a crop of beautiful apples that grow in bountiful red clumps along its branches.

Taking a closer look, they’re a fascinating mix of hues: deep red that flow into softer orangy-pinks around the edges, spots of green where they’re not quite ripe, and plum-browns where a bruise or imperfection shows.  So I took these lovely apples as my inspiration but then…  I turned up the volume a little bit!  The reds are a little more vibrant than the apples on my tree, the bruises a little deeper, and the greens more eye-catching.  Together, they’ll knit or crochet into a mosaic of stunning colour that will carry you beautifully from late summer right through autumn.

What to call an apple with super-charged colour?  The answer came to me immediately: Candy Apple!

Now, I have to admit, we don’t make use of all the apples that our tree produces – quite a few end up on the ground before we get the chance to collect them.  And after a couple of days, the colours start to change into something that’s decidedly different but so beautiful – and so I took that as the inspiration for Windfall, a beautiful coordinating skein! 

 


The Yarn:

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!  Aurora is normally priced at $36, this colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $32. 
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11.59pm (EST) on October 16, 2016.
  • 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!

As soon as the SpaceCadet crew saw these delightful notions tins, they gave them unanimous thumbs-up.  Why?  Because they've got a nifty screw-top so, as Sara exclaimed, “my notions won’t fly across the room when I open it!”  Made specially for us by our friends at Hipstrings, they will keep all of your stitchmarkers, darning needles, and everything else safe, secure…  and stylish!


 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!