Cast in Shadow (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway,Jan 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:

This is the season the darkest nights and, as the Winter Solstice approached, I found myself contemplating how the lack of light might influence my dyeing.  Colour is, of course, a function of light.  A skein that looks icy pale blue in morning sunlight can look minty green that same night in warm lamplight.  But when the light starts to fade and darkness creeps in, colours become really interesting.  Everything turns to blues and blacks, and bright colours are re-cast in shadow – deep and moody. As you knit or crochet with it, the shades will gently blend together, creating spots of colour that flow from one into the next.

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

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, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $23.40. 
  • 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 February 21, 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 Draw String Bags available too!

Exclusively for the members of the Yarn Alliance and featuring the SpaceCadet in his fabulous flying saucer, these custom Draw String Bags are perfect for toting around your work in progress.  Each bag is just $12.

 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!