SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters April2019 in "Shipshape"

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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

      • Shipshape (the colourway in your parcel)
      • Tradewinds (a coordinating colourway)

As soon as the weather turns -- and the warm breezes start blowing, and flowers begin to bloom, and all the birds seem to appear again out of nowhere -- I find myself instinctively turning to colours that feel crisp and clean.  It’s almost like a spring cleaning of my creativity.  Suddenly, I don’t want to dye the moody and muted colours that felt so intuitive all winter.  I want everything fresh and bright and happy.

And that’s exactly where we started with this colourway. We decided to focus on two of our favourite hues: a cool blue and a deep purple.  They just felt right in the coolness of these early Spring days. Now in truth, both of these colours have a moodiness to them but instead of letting the dye completely saturate the whole length of the yarn, we purposely layered it on in a way that allowed the colour to soak up along the skein. And doing that meant that the intensity of the dye changs across the yarn – and so does the colour, becoming lighter and somehow fresher where it blends with the natural white of the skein.  It creates beautiful depth of shade and little pops of darker and lighter colours, all set against that crisp white background.

The result is a colourway that looks almost nautical to me.  Once it’s caked, the colours will blend more and will knit or crochet up into a beautifully haphazard mix of shades.  But through it all is that clean white, lifting everything and adding a crisp cleanness that just feels so good right now!

Bonus Coordinating Colourway: Tradewinds!

And for the coordinating colour, we took the same colours and gave them a beautiful sun-bleached look that works incredibly well with the original skeins, adding yet more depth to the colour while making the darker shades really pop.  Use it to create stripes, as an accent, or for a project on its own. 

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.
  • 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 27 2019.
  • 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!