Is There Life (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Sept 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

  • Is There Life... (the colourway in your parcel)
  • ...In The Water...? (the coordinating colourway)

Of all the planets in our solar system, Saturn and its rings may be the most beautiful so, I have to admit, I was sad when the Cassini space probe came to its end, burning up in the planet’s atmosphere. But the discoveries it made in its 13 years in orbit were extraordinary – most especially the possibility of water (and life!) on the moon Enceladus (though as exciting as the idea of discovering life there might be…  it makes me nervous too.  Ever since I saw War of the Worlds as a kid -- the classic 1953 version, thank you very much -- I’ve known that no good can come from an alien encounter!).

So as I stood in front of the dyepots thinking how to approach the next Yarn Alliance colourway, all the exciting -- and daunting -- possibilities of that water were on my mind.  I started blending colours, beginning with an icy blue base that I let flow gently into an equally icy teal green (hold the two ends of your skein together and you’ll notice the subtle variation).  And then, inspired by that cold moon floating through the darkness of space, I layered on a deep blue-purple and let the dye run down along the yarn, creating stunning new shades where-ever it absorbed and blended with the colours underneath.  As you knit or crochet, the colours will flow and combine into a patchwork of blues, greens, and purples that explore the cool end of the colour spectrum.

For the coordinating colourway, I pulled that icy blue and teal out and let them stand on their own. I love the softness of the colours and the way they subtly shift along the length of the yarn.  And they will do the same in your knitting and crochet! Use this colourway to create a larger project, striped in a bright contrast to Is There Life…, as an accent along a hem or cuff, or  on its own to create a coordinating project. 

The Yarn:

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

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!  Aurora is normally priced at $36, this colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $32. 
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11.59pm (EST) on October 31, 20176.
  • 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.


Extra Custom Measures!

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly losing my tape measures, so I went to Katy at Katrinkes  and asked her to make us these adorable custom measures with our happy SpaceCadet zooming across the top.  Perfectly sized to quickly measure your gauge, the best bit is that you can  attach your measure right to your project bag — and never lose it again!

 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!