SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters Aug 2019 in "Linger"

from $24.00

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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

      • Linger(the colourway in your parcel)
      • Later (a coordinating colourway)

So often, when creating colourways for the SpaceMonsters, we start by exploring a single colour.  And there are so many ways to approach it: by playing with the intensity of the dye, increasing the depth of shade, adding other colours to subtly change the hue, and then altering the proportions as the dye travels along the skein.

For this colourway, we knew we wanted to play with greens and took inspiration from the way the leaves on the trees develop their deepest shades as the summer lingers on.   If you look closely, you’ll see leaves of every shade of green, from deep hunter to sea green, from moss to olive to sage.  And then, every now and again, a touch of yellowy-green to let you know it’s all going to change soon.

So we started by layering a deep gold and a darkened kelly green onto the yarn, and allowing the two colours to mix to create a lovely spectrum of tonal colour.  Then we added a wash of almost-black, that added amazing depth where-ever it hit the yarn.  Finally, as the dyebath was coming up to temperature, we poured in a splash of blue-teal to add a cool contrast to what (little) was left of the gold and create an emerald effect.  The result is an absolutely stunning exploration of greens that flows and changes along the skein, and will create intrigue as you work each stitch!

Bonus Coordinating Colourway: Later!

For the coordinating colour, Later, we followed the same process but giving prominence to the gold, adding layer after layer of dye so the colour gently moves from yellow to honey gold into autumn taupes and finally into a soft green.  Together, the two skeins look amazing, and give you a whole range of options for creating stunning projects.  Stripe them, colourblock them, use one as an accent, or simply create a whole second project.  The results will be beautiful (and so autumnal!) any way you choose. 

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, it is available to club members for the special price of $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 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!