SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters Apr2018 Yarn in "Anywhere But Here"

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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 Colourway:

Three beautiful options

  • Anywhere But Here (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Pink Sand (a coordinating colourway)
  • Umbrella Drinks (a coordinating colourway)

After what feels like the muckiest of winters combined with our water-damaged (and very quickly mold-infested!) studio, I think everyone here at SpaceCadet HQ felt ready for a fresh start someplace warm and lovely and clean and bright.  Anywhere but here.  So when we cast about for inspiration for this latest SpaceMonster colourway, it seemed to come so easily: we need clear, crisp colours that gave a wonderful refreshing feeling against the lovely natural background of the yarn.

Beginning with a big pile of those beautiful creamy skeins, we mixed up a soft floral pink and let it flow across one end of them, soaking into the fibers as it chose in order to create some lovely depth of shade.  Then we mixed up a beautiful green, soft and a little on the yellow side like the freshest new growth, and layered that along the other end of the skein.  And across the whole length of the yarn, we sprinkled (spring-kled?) little dots of happy yellows and blues, that stayed sunshine and sky in the undyed sections of the skein and blended with the other colours in the dyed sections to create flowery new hues.

The result is a colourway that feels like an escape to someplace new and fresh and exciting.  In crochet, it will create little splotches of the pink and green, sprinkled with the pops of yellow and blue.  In knitting, the colours will elongate, but try slipped stitches or dropped yarnovers to achieve those same little splotches.  There’s so much scope to be creative with a colourway this playful!

Try pairing Anywhere But Here with SpaceCadet’s colourways Fizz, Crisp, Breathless, Frigia, or So Life Gave You Lemons.  Or to really make it pop, go for a the deep grey of Dark Skies. Click here to order.

Bonus Colourways!

For a yarn this happy, we just had to create two coordinating colourways (right?), to give both the pink and the green their chance to shine.  Look closely though and you’ll see they’re both so much more nuanced than that, because we layered hue on hue to make sure the colour changes gently through the skein and you get that wonderful “just one more row” experience. Work them up separately for projects that coordinate, or put them together in a single project where their colours will flow into one another. 

The Yarn:

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!

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

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.
  • 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 11.59pam (EST) on May 28 2018.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs 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. 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!