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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway June 2022

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club. If you're are not in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop!

The Colourways:

Three beautiful options

  • Breakers (the painterly colourway in your parcel)
  • Calm Seas (a coordinating semi-solid colourway)
  • Stormy Seas (a coordinating graphic colourway)

The Main Colourway, Breakers:

When the temperatures start to soar here in Pittsburgh, I find my thoughts drifting away to the seaside, and imagining the the relaxing rhythm of cool ocean waters breaking against the shore.  In my mind, I can see the whitecaps as each wave crests, and hear the refreshing sound as hits the beach and collapses into fizzy white foam, rolling back down the sand as the next wave rises.  The deeper water is deliciously cool in deep blues and greens, that fade as it shallows and lap at my toes…

To recreate this quick escape to the sea, we carefully blended our dyes into three mixes: a deep and slightly dusty oceanic blue, a clear sea green, and a perfectly neutral sky grey.  Then we laid the skeins into the dyepots and created a painterly effect by gently layering the dye mixtures onto them one at a time.  We started with the blue first, and watched as it struck the yarn boldly in some places and dispersed itself unevenly, to create some patches where the colour was bold and others where it was diluted.  Then we applied the sea green in a much more precise way, to create clear pops of colour in your project.  And finally, we poured the softest wash of the grey – you might hardly even notice it – to add depth to the finished colourway.

The Coordinating Colourways: Calm Seas and Stormy Seas

For a semi-solid coordinating colourway, we calmed the sea down by allowing the skeins to soak in that same blue, this time softened in the dyebath, and then blended with a wash of that lovely grey to create depth.  And for a more graphic coordinating colourway, we intensified that stormy grey, layering it along the skeins, and then pouring over just a hint of the blue before adding in a very intense moment of that gorgeous sea green.  The result is a collection of colourways that beautifully reflect the sea in its many moods: a perfect-wave day at the beach, a calm day of soft blue seas, and a grey day with stormy seas.

Plus Extra Project Bags!

And what do you need whenever you hit the seaside? A great bucket-bag to sling over your shoulder and carry everything from your beach towel and suit, your water bottle, maybe a quick change of clothes… and of course, with plenty of space for your project, no matter its size.  I love how this bag is big enough for anything summer throws at you and perfect to tag along where-ever you go.  And always with our happy SpaceMonster to keep you company!

Normally priced at $26.99, they're available to you for only $19.99!

The Yarn:

Elara is bulky yarn with an intriguing and distinctive texture, perfect for quick knits on big needles.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Bulky; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 120 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.
  • Normally priced at $26.99, these colourways are available to SpaceMonster members for only $24
  • 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 July 30 2022.
  • An important note about skein matching:  As you know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a variegated colourway like this one. 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!