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Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Nov 2021

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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 Colourways:

Three beautiful options

  • Completion (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Nexus (a coordinating colourway)
  • Origin (a coordinating colourway)

Sometimes a colourway is inspired by some external thing: the seasons or the weather, or a book we’ve all enjoyed…  And sometimes, it’s inspired by nothing more than our desire to explore a particular hue—to add colour and subtract, to go soft or go deep—and a curiosity to see where it takes us.

That’s exactly what this colourway is.  It started with a conversation…  

What if we combined a soft mint with a faded celery?  

And then progressed, And what if we layered something over it?  A blue? No, a gold!

And then, Maybe a blue over the gold!  

It was intriguing, exciting, to play with the hues in our minds and then to go over to the dyepots and try them in person, seeing if they came out the way we’d hoped.  Layer over layer of colour, starting with our first idea and gradually building the colourway up to its full, complex, multi hued conclusion.

The truth is, we fell in love with every step along the way.  Each one is a step in a journey, a progression of colour that is at once interconnected and yet each element so distinct.

Working backwards by starting with Completion, the colourway in your parcel and the final step in our dyeing exploration, that last wash of blue adds so much complexity, as it takes on elements of the greens beneath it, and moves between saturated and translucent, between richly concentrated and feather-soft.  

And in Nexus, the colourway that precedes it, it’s the gold that take center stage, dominating the colours layered beneath to create a beautiful sense of warmth and vintage elegance.

Finally, in Origin, we see the colours that started the journey, so soft together as to almost be a semi-solid, fading into one another along the length of the skein… cool in places and warm in others…  and just utterly delicious.

And what I love most is that you get to travel along this wonderful and fascinating colour exploration alongside us.  From the simple to the complex, from cool to warm and back to cool again, layer on layer… on beautiful layer!


The Yarn:

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


Bonus! Zipper Pulls!

I love adding a bit of bling to a project bag with a cute zipper pull, so I went to our friend Michelle at Beads And Books, and asked her create one for us.  Nice and chunky, it makes finding the zipper quick and easy and a lot more fun, especially when you see our adorable SpaceCadet zipping (ahem!) through space in his cute flying saucer!

Zipper Pulls (assorted colours): Normally priced at $7, these these custom zipper pulls are available to Yarn Alliance members at $4.99

(Yarn pictured not included)

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 $27.99, the colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $25.
  • 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 11:59pm (eastern) on 7 January 2021.
  • 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.

 

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!