SpaceMonsters April 2016 Yarn in "Corrosion"

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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:

Two beautiful options

  • Corrosion (the colourway in your parcel)
  • New Growth (a coordinating colourway)

Ah, Pittsburgh in the Spring!  Ok, well, it isn't Paris by any comparison but, after a long winter, springtime is welcome.  And I am always struck, as the warmer weather rolls round and the landscape starts to bloom, by the contrast between the old industrial roots of this city and the new growth laying claim to it.  As beautiful and vibrant as this town is (and it is), it has a lot of rust around the edges.  The most ornate bridges are a century old, there are railway lines crisscrossing the rivers, and the bones of old steel mills and ironworks are dotted everywhere.  And in their neglected corners or at the seams, a warm patina of corrosion forms: rust and old paint, moss and the last of autumn's leaves.

But when the warm weather arrives, those same neglected corners are where Spring's new growth can thrive unnoticed, unmown, and untamed.  And the contrast between the freshest, brightest, virgin greens standing against the city's most weathered backdrops is simply breathtaking -- and one I can never get enough of.

For this yarn, we started with that green -- bursting with freshness, so bright it's almost juicy -- and we let it cover almost the whole skein.  And, at one end, letting it tease out almost to a blue, the way the roots of fresh spring shoots sometimes do.  Then, we mixed a wonderful rich rust and, applying it carefully, let it soak in deeply at one end before running it gently across the skein so that, where the rust and the green meet, they form that lovely weathered patina that Pittsburgh does so well.

Bonus Colourway! New Growth

For the coordinating colourway, New Growth, I just had to highlight that wonderful spring green, so we pulled it out from the first colourway and then dyed it in a layered way, to allow the colour to change in intensity along the skein.  Worked up, it will give a wonderful patchwork of different depths of shade.  Use it to create a larger project, striped as a bright contrast with Corrosion, as an accent or to create a coordinating project.

The Yarn:

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 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 12.01am (EST) on May 20, 2017.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a colourway as  variegated as 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!