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Dive (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, March 2017)

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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

  • Dive (the colourway in your parcel) -- sea blues and white, rich brown, and deep green
  • Deep (a coordinating colourway) -- deep sea blue, and a deeper blue

So often, my dyeing is inspired by the seasons and the weather -- the changes in the world around us pervade the subconscious in ways we don't realise and I find they bubble up to the surface when I stand in front of the dyepots searching for inspiration.  But I also find that, as it rolls around to this time of year, I don't really feel inspired by the grey skeins and old snow, all ragged and muddy at the edges.

Instead, my mind wanders to places more exciting, more adventurous...  places that are just plain warmer!  When I looked at the dyepots this month and searched for inspiration, I saw a small boat on a blue and green sea, punctuated by swirls of seaweed browns, white wave caps rolling toward the shore.

I started with the blue, combining turquoise and magenta to create a deep indigo, and then adding some black to make it darker still, layering it onto the skeins in a way to let the colour soak in to create wonderful depth of shade from that near-navy all the way out to the palest sea-glass blue.  Then I mixed a rich brown and let it to run into the blue to create a third shade where they meet.  And finally, I layered on some green, opening the skein up to let it blend into the white, the brown, and finally along the edge of the blue as well.

The result is a colourway that feels clean and refreshing, crisp and vibrant.  The dye is layered in a way to create splotches of colour in your knitting and crochet -- experiment with different stitch patterns to see how differently they come out.  And Dive into a little late-winter break!

As you can imagine, Deep is the same inspiration, just a couple of fathoms below the surface.  The white and brown are gone and now we have only the blue -- deep and deeper still.  Use it to create a larger project, combined with Dive or on its own.  Either way, it’ll be stunning! 

 


The Yarn:

Oriana is an sock twist fingering yarn with 8 plies that give extra strength and durability.

Fiber Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 8-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 420 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! Normally priced at $28, 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 April 19, 2017.
  • 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! Grab an extra SpaceCadet Notions Bag too!

When I spotted these adorable triangle bags, I asked Allena at StarKnits if she'd be interested in creating a custom bag for the Yarn Alliance, and she said yes immediately!  Featuring our intrepid explorer zooming around in his little flying saucer, you can tuck him into your project bag and get a cheery welcome every time you take out your WIP! !

Normally priced at $10, it's available to club members for $8.  Lining fabric assorted.


 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!