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SpaceMonsters Aug2020 in "Tropical Escape"

from $26.99

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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!


Here's something important: No matter what I do, I simply cannot get the colour of these yarns to photograph true to life!  In these photos, the lovely purples are showing up as blues, and the subtle colour shifts have almost disappeared.  If you're looking this page for a sneak peek, I'm afraid you'll  have to wait for your yarn to arrive to see it's true colours.  And if you've come to see the coordinating colourway, just know that it's as different from these pictures as the main colourway is.  And thanks for your understanding! ♥

The Colourway:

Two beautiful options

  • Tropical Escape (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Spindrift (a coordinating colourway)

Summer may not be what any of us expected it to be this year.  The expectation that it will involve big family gatherings or lazy days by the beach has had to be set to one side as we all navigate the reality of this new world.  But knitting and crocheting are for escaping that reality, and relaxing into the rhythm of the stitches  …and maybe into the world we’d rather be living in.


So, for this colourway, we decided to escape into the colours of the summer we didn’t get to have, and imagined ourselves floating lazily along the shore of a beautiful tropical isle, the sun shining down on jewel-toned waters, the blue-green waves bobbing gently at the surface, and occasionally revealing deep purples underneath.  It’s everything the best summer vacation ought to be, all wrapped up in a skein of yarn.

We began with a pop of bright lime green in the center of the skein.  Perhaps it’s an umbrella drink or a tropical bird…  I’m not sure but it just felt so right for our imaginary vacation island.  And then we layered on a beautifully rich teal blue – it’s dusky and saturated and so juicy – and let that run into the lime, forming an ombre flow of greens where the two met.  And then we dyed a stunningly rich purple and let that blend into the lime from the other direction and, to be honest, I think the muted, nuanced colours the two create where they meet are simply wonderful – a subtle, multihued foil to the richness of the rest of the skein.


So, this summer may have been different from what we’d all hoped but, at least in this glorious colourway, we have a way to take a Tropical Escape together.  Cast on and set yourself adrift…


Bonus Colourway!

For the coordinating colourway, Spindrift, we lightened those same hues until they were soft and sun-bleached.  And because the dye concentration was less, the colours do much more nuanced and interesting things where they blend.  Look closely and you’ll see beautiful glazing effects where one layer washes over another, creating complex shades that will be so much fun as you work just one more row! Use itto add depth and interest to a larger project, to work as a contrast, as stripes, or in colour blocks.


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.
  • SpaceMonsters Members' Price! Normally priced at $29.99, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the SpaceMonsters for the special price of $26.99.
  • 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 Oct 5 2020.
  • 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!