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SpaceMonster Club Colourways, June 2023

Sold out.

Shop/Clubs, Kits, & KALs/Extra Skeins of Club Colourways

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 Colourways

Three beautiful options

  • Rose Coral (the painterly colourway in your parcel)
  • To Be By The Seaside (a coordinating graphically variegated colourway)
  • Precious (a coordinating semi-solid colourway)

I’ll let you in on a little secret: this colourway wasn’t meant to be this colour at all.  We had been experimenting with something different when a dye mix surprised us by producing a beautifully soft coral. Dipping one end into the dyebath and the lifting the skein high, the colour ran down the yarn like a wave across the beach, growing lighter and more ethereal as the dye water thinned.

And even though we’d intended to create a completely different colour, we were instantly smitten.  We loved its beachy vibe, the way it evokes the heat of a summer’s day and the cool of the sea at the same time.

But the sea is never pristine, and its beauty is in the contrasts. So we created a little complexity by adding to the dyebath a wash of faded brown in the dyebath, and then the lightest swish of soft green, a shadow of grey, and finally a squirt of clear, turquoise blue.

Coordinating Colourways!

For the coordinating colourways, we employed the same hues with different dyeing techniques. The graphic colourway, To Be By The Seaside, creates pools of colour that remind me of summer ice-creams eaten on the boardwalk with my toes in the sand.

And the semi-solid, Precious, recalls the colour of red coral hidden under the waves and valued the world over for making jewellery.

Use them for a larger project, to work as a gentle contrast, as very subtle stripes, or in softly changing colour blocks.

Your Gift!

I am just delighted to send your gift, a collaboration with Summer Myers of Sunrise Grove (look her up on Etsy), who creates handmade knitting and needlepoint notions covered delightful illustrations of the natural world – bugs, butterflies, flowers, and night skies.

When I saw these leather ruler cuffs, I reached out to see if we could combine a sky full of her stars with our sweet SpaceMonster – and was so glad when she said yes! She even upgraded the cuff design with an adjustable fastener -- just for the SpaceMonster Club members -- so you can get the perfect fit.

The result is an incredibly beautiful tool that’s so useful (I’m always losing my tape measure – you too?) and a super-cool fashion accessory as well.

Normally priced at $24, this awesome ruler cuff is available to club members for $19.99. (Assorted colours -- the cuff you receive may not match your previous cuff)

The Yarn:

Vega is a worsted version of our incredibly popular cabled 8-ply Lyra. The result of this special plying technique is a yarn that is plump and round, with great stitch definition, extra durability and — best of all — super sproingy!

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash merino wool; cabled 8-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 215 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.
  • SpaceMonsters Members' Price! Normally priced at $32, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the SpaceMonsters for the special price of $28.99.
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11.59pam (EST) on Aug 3 2023.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs 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. 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!