SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters Dec 2019 in "Nature's Planetarium"

from $25.00

Shop/Clubs, Kits, & KALs/Extra Skeins of Club Colourways

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

  • Nature's Planetarium (the colourway in your parcel)
  • The Price of Admission (a coordinating colourway)

From the SpaceCadet's Log:

The first time I went stargazing was a cold winter’s night, in a clearing in an orchard down a dark dirt road.  We weren’t supposed to be there and the farmer would’ve probably run us off his land had he known, but it was the best place to see the winter constellations: far, far from the city and tucked away from any lights.

And as we stood there under the gently darkening sky, I realised for the first time how beautiful Nature’s Planetarium actually is.  The atmosphere changing from blue to a deep purple before it faded to black.  And the stars twinkling not just silver as I always thought, but also myriad colours from golds to blues and pinks.  My favourites were the ones that looked both warm and cool at the same time: strange gold-green glowing embers of pure starlight that completely enchanted me, and left a special fondness for stargazing that has stayed with me ever since.

In order to reflect all the magic of the winter sky, we layered colour on colour on colour.  Look carefully at your skein and you’ll see not only that wonderful deep purple, but also the soft blue of the early evening sky, patches of deeper aubergine, and maybe even some patches of warm brown.  All dyed using a technique that allows the colours to mingle and strike in a way that creates a stunning painterly effect on the yarn.  And mixed in are spots of starlit gold and the palest, coolest celestial green that will turn into splashes of light against that dark purple of the night sky.  The result is a yarn that will work up into a beautiful mix of deep, complex colours highlighted by bright sparks for a truly intriguing project.

Bonus Colourway! The Price of Admission

The coordinating colourway was dyed using the same colours but with all the emphasis on those lovely golds and greens with the purple creating the pop of colour.  Look closely and you’ll spot a beautiful patina where the colours combine!  Use it as an accent colour or for a project on its own.

Get an Extra Phone Stand!

We met Hannah Simons from Hannah’s Ideas in Wood at TNNA and fell immediately in love with her beautiful wooden fiber arts tools.  She’s created this sweet custom phone stand out of wild cherry wood and set our lovely SpaceMonster under a night sky full of stars (look for the detail – and her signature – even on the back piece!).  Fitted together, it holds your phone at the perfect angle; taken apart, it fits easily in a bag or even a pocket.  I’ve been using mine daily to read my digital pattern while I knit and to hold my Kindle while I eat lunch.  Regularly $30, it's available to club members for $26!


The Yarn:

Capella is a fabulously smooshy single-ply worsted yarn that's perfect for bulkier, cool-weather projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 1-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 195 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 $27.99, these colourways are available exclusively to club members for the special price of $25
  • 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 Jan 29 2020.
  • 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 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!