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Chalk Doodles (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, May2019)

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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

  • Chalk Doodles (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Ice Cream Truck (the coordinating colourway)

Ahhhh…  that moment when you realise that summer is here for real!  Whether you love the summer sun or you don’t, there is something about whole season that makes everyone feel like a kid again.  …Like a kid who just got out of school and has a weeks and weeks of freeeedom stretch out ahead.

And there are few things that symbolise all that lovely freedom so well as sidewalk chalk drawings and ice cream truck treats.  So we started this colourway by layering on a series of chalky pastels shades -- rose, peach, mint – and let them flow into one another and cover the whole skein.  And then, incorporating a special resist dyeing technique to preserve the original hues, we submerged those bright skeins into a beautiful chalkboard grey (I know, it’s chalkboard not sidewalk but it works, don’t you think?) and let it flow over the colours, masking them in some places and revealing them in others.

The result is long, repeating sections of lovely slate that keeps bursting into little pops colour.  They’ll appear for a stitch or two (maybe three) and then disappear again, creating patterns across you knitting or crochet that are as random and silly and fun as a whole summer off from school!

To dye the coordinating colour, we repeated those same colours and then simply didn’t add the grey.  And the result is a colourway as bright and happy as a treat from the ice cream truck!  Use it as a coordinating contrast when held against the original colours… or maybe in a project all on its own.


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 Gauges available too!

For your gift, I worked with Jackie at Weaveitbe on Etsy to create possibly the most adorable gauge I’ve ever seen.   I am in love with the sky full of stars and planets and celestial bodies and… oh, and our little SpaceCadet zooming happily by in his flying saucer!  And the best bit?  Look closely and you’ll see the gauge is marked for both knitting needles and crochet hooks.  Out of this world!

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 June 30 2019.
  • 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!