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Found Treasures: SpaceCadet One-of-a-Kinds

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At SpaceCadet®, we dye every skein by hand from only primary colours, so we do a lot of experimentation. And that means we create some truly amazing one-of-a-kind colourways.  One of the SpaceCadet crew's favourite things to do is to dump all of our One-of-a-Kind skeins out onto a big sheet, and then we sit together and start sorting them into coordinating sets. Not that any of the skeins match exactly, but they all *go* together, which is somehow even more exciting. ⠀


And there we'll be, each of us sitting at a different corner of the sheet and one of us will have a set of three or maybe four skeins, and be looking looking *looking* for just the right colourway to complete the set, when another of us will spot the perfect yarn and hold it up to the admiration (and loud approval) of the whole team. It's like a game, a big collective endeavour, that is so much fun that it's turned into one of our favourite things to do. And it results in some seriously gorgeous sweater sets!

Click the images left to enlarge. Scroll down for yarn/yardage info and some fabulous pattern suggestions.


Yarn Information

Each One-of-a-Kind's yarn type is in the dropdown menu, matched with the images to the left; see below for yarn and yardage details. As with all hand-dyed yarn, we recommend alternating skeins to minimize colour differences. And if you'd need a little help with that, watch this quick tutorial)

 Yarn Weight Yardage
4 skeins 5 skeins 6 skeins
Oriana fingering 1680 2100
Celeste fingering 1960 2450
Ester fingering 1460 1825
Lucina fingering 1720 2150
Aurora fingering 1750
Maia fingering 1600
Lyra sport 1080 1350 1620
Astrid DK 1150
Cressida worsted 1150 1380
Vega worsted 1075 1290

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

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

Ester is smooth and sturdy, the perfect hard-working yarn.

Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 365 yards per 100g

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

Aurora is simply delicious!  With 20% cashmere, it's amazingly luxurious, and a touch of nylon gives it extra strength.

Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 4-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 350 yards per 100g

Maia (my-a) is simply a stunning yarn, named after the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades. Spun with bamboo for incredible sheen and beautiful drape, Maia's soft colours and "iced" appearance make it the perfect yarn for your most elegant and eye-catching.

Fiber Content: 80% Bamboo, 20% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 400 yards per 100g

Lyra (leer-a or lie-ra) is beautifully spoingy yarn that's a joy to use.  Named for a small constellation, Lyra's cabled 8-ply construction gives it a loftiness that feels fantastic, and the strength to used for anything from socks to sweaters.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 8-ply
Weight: Sport; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 270 yards per 100g

Astrid is a lofty and light yarn that feels wonderful against your skin.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: DK (double knitting); Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 yards per 100g

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 yards per 100g

Vega is a worsted version of our incredibly popular cabled 8-ply Lyra. The result of this special plying technique is a yarn that is plump and round, with great stitch definition, extra durability and — best of all — super sproingy!is beautifully spoingy yarn that's a joy to use

Fiber Content:100% Superwash merino wool; cabled 8-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 215 yards per 100g

 



Pattern Suggestions

For fingering yarns:

Gelato by Chantal Belisle

Salt by Chantal Belisle

Well washed by Natalie Volyanyuk

For sport or DK yarns:

Ground Pepper by Suvi Simola