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SpaceMonsters Aug 2017 Yarn in "Evening Shadows"

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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

  • Evening Shadows (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Shadows Fade (a coordinating colourway)

In the summer, I tend to stay up late and sit outside watching the sun go down -- the colours in the sky are so worth waiting for.  But after that showy spectacle is gone, I find I’m still not ready to go in.  I want to sit in the deepening twilight, just letting the quiet wash over me.  And, after the bright lights have faded, there are still colours to see: pools of moonlight and dim reflections, patchworks of shadows and dark silhouettes.  Everything darkens, desaturates.  Details disappear.  Trees fade from green to purple, reds turn maroon, the streets like silver ribbons, and the night sky a deep, glowing background for the stars.

For this colourway, I layered on colour after colour, starting with greys that merged into purples, then adding a hint of red to create the maroon.  For the strange specks of colour that you see at night – those things you can’t quite identify in the dark – I layered in spots of rust and khaki to form surprising little pops of colour as you knit or crochet.   And finally, here and there, a clear periwinkle – the night sky so much brighter than anything else around.


Bonus Colourway! Shadows Fade

For the coordinating colourway, I took the same theme but simplified and faded it.  So you see that beautiful grey, now moonlit and silvery.  And those purples, but clearer and soft.  Added to the first colourway, the different shades will blend and fade beautifully, whether worked as an accent, in stripes, or in alternating rows to really combine the colours. 

Depending on the hues in your skeins, combine these two colourways with SpaceCadet Plume, Breathless, Sliver, Drizzle, Dark Skies, and even Gobsmack for an amazing sweater-sized fade. Click here to order.


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 Sept 27 2017.
  • 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!