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Flickering Light Shawl Kits

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This beautiful shawl was designed by colourwork virtuoso Lisa Ross using a kit of our custom dyed Mini-Skeins paired with a skein of our gorgeously soft Aurora.  With double the cashmere of most MCNs, it's incredibly luxurious and an absolute delight to wrap around your shoulders on cold days.

On the coldest and darkest of days, we look toward the light. The flickering gleam of a candle or fire draws us closer with its cheerful glow. This shawl is an opportunity to create your own bit of radiance. The rich hues of Space Cadet’s ‘Painted Desert’ minis seem to glow against the neutral gray in this asymmetrical triangular shawl. The brightly variegated minis are featured with unique stitch patterns that both highlight the tonal qualities of the yarn and let the light shine through. No matter how dark it may be, you’re sure to find comfort in your very own Flickering Light.

Each Flickering Light kit is dyed in one of three colour families:

  • Northern Waters is cool blues, greens, and purples paired with a skein in rich Fat-Free Chocolate
  • Painted Desert is bold warm shades combined with a skein of relaxed Dark Skies
  • and Winter Woodlands is soothing neutrals paired with your choice of ice-blue Frigia or subtle Sage.

Each set is unique and will vary from the samples pictured here, but each is beautifully coordinated within those three colour families.

Each Flickering Light kit contains:

  • a download code for a free copy of the Flickering Light pattern (a $7 value!)
  • a 100g skein of Aurora (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; Fingering; approximately 350 yards per 100g)
  • a set of five 20g mini-skeins in a variety of individual colourways within a colour family, on assorted SpaceCadet fingering weight bases. Total yardage depends on the type of yarn in each set but ranges between 475 - 525 yards per set.  Each set is one-of-a-kind and will vary from the yarns show here.

The Mini-Skeins in each collection will include a selection of the following:

Ester is smooth and sturdy, the perfect hard-working yarn.
Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering;  approximately 365 yards per 100g;


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;  approximately 420 yards per 100g; six mini-skeins equals approximately 504 yards


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


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!