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Dancing Light (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Jan 2018)

from $6.99

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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

  • Dancing Light (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Luminosity (a coordinating colourway)

I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights and feel that pull most strongly on these long winter nights.  Alas, I have never been so lucky but that doesn’t stop me from being inspired by them.  In my mind’s eye, I can see the effects of the geomagnetic storm – dancing bright lights in a dark sky, luminous greens and blues washed over ink and black, set against a mantle of stars.  As beautiful as they are in my imagination, I know they will be all the more breath-taking in real life – and someday, I will see them.

To create this colourway, we started with a super bright green -- I was aiming for something that felt like light itself – and then let the dye run in little rivers down the skein.  We layered deep ink-blue over the top, letting it flow into the green in some places and stopping it in others.  Then we added a washes of black and eggplant, and allowed them to swirl through the dyebath and meeting the yarn wherever it was.  The result is a colourway with an almost deceptive amount of complexity where the different hues meet and blend and then separate again, to keep your stitches fascinating and ever changing as you move along the skein.

For the coordinating colourway, we took the brightest lights of that night-time display and brought them front and center.  Use this coordinating colourway to blend with the main colourway, as an accent, or to create a project all on its own.

And the yarn just had to be Lucina, to capture all the beautiful sparkle of a night sky full of stars!

 


The Yarns:

Lucina is a smooshy and soft fingering yarn, with nylon for strength and an eye-catching cascade of sparkes!

Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Nylon Sparkles; 2-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 430 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!  Lucina is normally priced at $29, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $26.
  • 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 12.01am (EST) on March 1 2018.
  • 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 WIP Tags too!

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a knitter or crocheter than the thought of losing a much loved WIP.  So when I saw these adorable project bag tags from Katrinkles, I knew I had to get them for our Yarn Alliance members (“Oh! They’re so useful!” squealed my assistant).  Complete with the SpaceCadet zipping by in his little flying saucer, you can clip them right to your project bag and go out into the world confident, awesome, and secure in the knowledge that your project will follow wherever you go!

Normally priced at $8 per pair, these exclusive tags are only $6.99 per pair to club members.


 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!