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The Illumintated Collection

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At the base of cold medieval stone walls, moving along dark passages and through arched doorways, the air is heavy with the smell of old books, dying embers, and dark shadows. Skittering in the corners, are those mice…? Or perhaps they are the mythical creatures come to life, emerging from an illuminated manuscript left open on a long, wooden table and illustrated with mysteries of the centuries.

Three colourways in a Limited Edition collection come together in the Illuminated Collection, inspired by the dark, academic shades of ancient scribes and the creatures they created – kelpies, gryphons, dragons – and infused with hints of gilt and mist, a sense of brooding, and lingering intrigue.

In soft rose gilded with golds, deep amethyst tinged by oxblood, and gentle sage awash with emerald, these are glorious colours to delight you stitch by stitch.  Dyed on SpaceCadet Nebula (mohair/silk), Callisto (alpaca/silk/linen fingering), Celeste (merino fingering), Lyra (merino sport/dk), and Capella (single-ply worsted).

First your colourway, then your yarn (and then your pattern)

There are three gorgeous colourways to choose from, so start there first.  Then pick your yarn from the options below.  Select your combos from the dropdown menu and you're all set!

(We may be able to dye these colourways on some of our other yarns too -- if there's one you really want, email us and we'll see what we can do)



Yarn details

Nebula 's halo is so irresistable, you can't stop your hands from reaching out for it!

Fiber Content: 72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 1-ply Fiber Content: 72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 1-ply
Weight: Lace; Each skein is approximately 1.75oz/50g, and the yarn contains approximately 455 yards per 50g
Please note: Nebula's special fiber content means that it takes colour much softer than wool-based yarns

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

Callisto has Alpaca for warmth, softness, and a delightfully subtle halo.  Silk for incredible sheen.  And linen for absolutely stunning drape.

Fiber Content: 50% Alpaca, 25% Silk, and 25% Linen; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 490 yards per 100g
Please note: Callisto's special fiber content means that it takes colour much softer than wool-based yarns.

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 100

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

Capella is a yarn for squishing and squishing and squishing.  Its single-ply construction and soft-as-clouds merino create a poofiness that's just so touchable. 

Fiber Content:100% Superwash merino wool; single-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 195 yards per 100g


Pattern details

Size: Sample measures approx. 72”/183cm long and 16”/41cm wide after blocking.

Gauge: 22 stitches and 24 rows over 4”/10cm in garter stitch on US size 6/4mm needles

Suggested Yarns: SpaceCadet® Celeste (100% Superwash Merino; 490 yards/100g), three 100gskeins in coordinating colourways; Sample knit in the Illuminated Collection

Needles: Needles: US 6/4mm or size to obtain gauge

Skills you'll need to have in order to make the Illuminated Wrap:

  • casting on and binding off
  • knitting and purling
  • slipping stitches
  • making tassels
  • working a Crosshatching stitch (if this is a technique you haven't done before, it can be little tricky at first, but is actually incredibly easy once you get the hang of it -- and if you'd prefer to see it in action, the pattern includes a very quick video demonstration to help you see what to do)

Included in your purchase: a 6-page PDF download of the Illuminated Wrap knitting pattern, containing instructions to make the garment shown, with colour photos of the finished object and a link to a video demonstration of the Crosshatching technique. No printed copy of the pattern is included. For reasons beyond our technical ability to fix, the checkout process will give you both a free (download) delivery option and a shipping rate, but please do not choose the shipping rate if you are ordering the pattern on its own.

Please note: Because of the nature of digital downloads, all pattern sales are final and refunds for patterns are not possible.

Important Info for our European and Australian customers

Due to VAT/GST regulations, we are unable to sell digital downloads on this site to our customers in the EU, UK, or Australia.  But don't worry! You can purchase this pattern via Ravelry by clicking here.
(...and, hey, if you'd be kind enough to let your elected officials know that the lack of small business provisions in VAT regulations are killing the ability of small businesses to trade with the EU/UK, that'd be really appreciated)

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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!


Very Important Stuff: All hand-dyed yarns can vary between and within dyelots and their true beauty is the individuality in every skein.  Please be sure to order enough yarn for your project, to reduce the chance of differences between your skeins.  If you'd prefer to reduce any variation in your project, we recommend alternating skeins every two rows in your project. Please remember that our photos are as accurate as possible, but the colours you see also depend on your computer monitor's settings. Where there are multiple skeins pictured, each is sold separately.