Fissure (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Nov 2016)

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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

  • Fissure (the colourway in your parcel) -- soft grey, icy blue and purple, offset by white
  • Snowslide (a coordinating colourway) -- a semi-solid in the same stunning ice-purple

When I dye for the Yarn Alliance (or for any of our clubs), I’m always thinking of our club members and what you’re going to make with your yarn.  Sometimes I’m inspired by what’s happening around me but this time, I was thinking of things to come: the approaching holiday season, the dark nights, and the chill of winter.

And as I let my thoughts linger, it was the last two that really caught my imagination.  I think one of my favourite things about the coming season is its stillness.  Amid all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is so easy to miss but, if we pause our rushing for a moment, the stillness of winter waits to be noticed.  With all the world hibernating indoors, the nights are quieter, and the moonlight seems crisper, and the snow, for all its swirling about, falls in a silence broken only by a quiet pop or crack as the cold creates fissures in the icicles hanging on the trees.

To capture that feeling of winter’s stillness, I started with Lucina, our wonderfully sparkly fingering yarn, and designed a colourway that allowed its natural Merino whiteness to show through.  First, I layered onto the skeins a soft grey, letting the colour move about in the dyebath to create different intensities of shade -- here a little lighter, there a little more opaque – like shadows on snow.  Then, I applied a wash of periwinkle blue and then a soft purple, to capture the way the snow changes as the moon rises and evening sets in.


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 December 10 2016.
  • 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 Knitted Bead Necklace Kits Available too!

Exclusively for the members of the Yarn Alliance and featuring yarn in Fissure, the same beautiful colourway as in your Yarn Alliance parcel, so you can create a necklace that coordinates beautifully with your Yarn Alliance project!  Or knit the kit and give it as a holiday gift.  Either way, creating these beads will be tons of fun -- and the perfect accompaniment to your Yarn Alliance colourway.  Normally priced at $25, these exclusive kits are only $22.00

 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!