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Cunning Plan (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, May 2020)

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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 Colourways:

Two beautiful options

  • Cunning Plan (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Plot Twist (a coordinating colourway)
They say that Necessity is the mother of Invention and, oh my stars, the last few months have certainly turned that old cliché into the gospel truth.  With our studio temporarily closed and our operations split between our houses, dyeing yarn for club shipment and orders and wholesale orders suddenly required inventive thinking on a scale we’d never experienced before!

And this colourway is a case in point: try as we might, we simply couldn’t keep up production at our usual pace while dyeing in a cramped basement instead of our spacious studio. To get the job done and still produce yarn as beautiful as we wanted, we had to streamline our process in every way we could.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret: the skein you’re holding in your hands is proof of that.
We had been asked to dye a rather large (read: huge) order for a yarn shop and, as we contemplated the reality of the shutdown, I realised there was no way we could complete this order and all our other commitments under the circumstances.  We were racking our brains for ways to make it work when I realised…  we could use the colourway we were dyeing for the shop order as the base for the Yarn Alliance colourway.  That meant the first step of dyeing process for both would be dovetailed together, and would streamline everything just enough that we suddenly could do what had felt impossible.  

So when you look at your skein, you’ll see hints of a beautiful warm coral blush – that’s the colour we dyed first.  And even though it’s hidden across most the skein, it’s there underneath, affecting the lovely teal that we layered over it and creating all that beautiful depth of.  And oh, that teal!  It’s rich and complex and so intriguing.  Look carefully and you’ll notice spots where it dips into clear greens and other areas where it spills into turquoises.  There are areas where it’s pure jewel tones and other where it’s softly muted.  The result is a colourway that flows with colour, with contrasts, and that will make your stitches sing!  And all because Necessity made us come up with a Cunning Plan…
For the coordinating colourway, Plot Twist, we took that same coral blush base in a completely different direction by layering on the most amazing berry-magenta.  Again, the base layer did it magic and created incredible depth of shade, everything from golden pinks to pure fuchsias to muted maroons and even deep mulberries. It’s incredibly eye-catching on its own and, combined with Cunning Plan, simply stunning. Use it for its own project or combined with the original colourway as a contrast, as stripes, or in colour blocks.

The Yarn:

Celeste is a smooth and light yarn that gives an incredibly generous 490yds per skein.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 490 yards per 100g

Bonus! Extra Stitch Markers!

If I’m perfectly honest, I squealed a little when I first saw these exclusive stitchmarkers made for us by Maria at A Needle Runs Through It, because they are just so adorable!  Look at the SpaceCadet zooming along in his flying saucer, while planets and stars spin in orbit around him.  With versatile lobster clips, they look fabulous on both knitting and crochet, and will make your project the envy of everyone else in your crafting group!

Normally priced at $12.50, these stitchmarker sets are available to Yarn Alliance members at the special price of $9

(Yarn pictured not included)

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! Normally priced at $27.99, the colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $25.
  • 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 27 July 2020.
  • 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!