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SpaceMonsters Exclusive Colourways Dec2021

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club. If you're are not in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop!

The Colourway:

Three beautiful options

      • Frost on the Windowpane (the colourway in your parcel)
      • Estivate (a coordinating colourway)
      • Snowscape (a coordinating colourway)
When Winter settles in, bringing its grey skies and blustery cold, the old windows in my house do something that is both terrible and magical.  Set in their original wooden frames with single-paned glass, they are no real match for the falling temperatures and I often find them covered in frost—both inside and out.

And that’s terrible, of course, because it means we end up much colder than we ought to be.  But it’s magical too, because the frost forms in the most beautiful crystals, climbing across the glass in icy tendrils.  And when the sun hits them at the right angle, their edges light up with stunningly crisp blues and purples caught and reflected from the snow outside.

To dye this colourway, we first mixed the softest of blue hues and layered that onto the skeins with a splattering technique that creates little streaks of colour against the yarn’s own natural colour.  Then we mixed a deep purple, rich and shadowy, and turning the skeins, layered it using the same technique.  The dyes dispersed in the dye water, creating swirling clouds of colour.  And when the pots were up to temperature, we poured in a gentle wash of faded gold, like the sunlight coming through the frost, to add a subtle layer of complexity to the final mix.

The result is Frost on the Windowpane, a colourway that is both animated and nuanced, bold in some places and subdued in others.  And will knit or crochet with delightfully painterly effects.

Bonus: Two Coordinating Colourways!

For the two coordinating colourways, we went in opposite directions.  Snowscape is created by softening those same colours until they are almost transparent in the dyepots, to mimic the barely-there shades of a winter’s vista.  And Estivate employs the same dyeing techniques to reflect the verdant hues of the dormant vegetation hidden beneath the snow.

Use them to work as a contrast, as stripes, or in colour blocks. 

Plus Extra Project Bags!

And with the last parcel of the season, comes your gift, a lovely cotton tote bag big enough to carry even a bulky-weight sweater project plus everything you need day-to-day: your wallet, your tablet and phone, and a book. Plus it’s got our happy SpaceMonster aboard to ckeep you company! Normally priced at $27, they're available to you for only $22.99!

The Yarn:

Elara is bulky yarn with an intriguing and distinctive texture, perfect for quick knits on big needles.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Bulky; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 120 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.
  • Normally priced at $26.99, these colourways are available to SpaceMonster members for only $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 (eastern) on 11 Feb 2022.
  • An important note about skein matching:  As you know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a variegated colourway like this one. 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!