SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters Oct2020 in "Hayride"

from $25.00

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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

  • Hayride (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Warm Cider (a coordinating colourway)

From the SpaceCadet's Log:

It’s a paradox of the autumn season that, as the weather turns colder and duller, the world around us seems to turn warmer and more vibrant. The leaves burst into glorious reds and golds, fields are suddenly speckled with bright pumpkins, and trees are decorated with ripe apples. There are some greens left, of course, but they are fading, paling, and being replaced with shades to bring a little warmth to these cooler days.

And we celebrate all of this by collecting those beautiful leaves into piles to jump in, by going on hayrides and gathering pumpkins, and by picking apples straight off the tree to test their delicious crunch.

And you can see all of that manifest in this lovely colourway. We started with a soft gold-green, the colour of dyeing grasses and wilting leaves, and passed that along the skeins. Then we layered on a rich autumn russet and watched as it merged with the green. Now, in truth, these two colours battle one another so in some places, the green tempered the russet into a soft pumpkin orange and, in others, it the russet dominated into a deep maple red. And where the two were evenly matched, they created a lush brown that pull everything together.

Once the battle between these two colours was settled, we dotted on little splodges of navy blue and turquoise, which instantly changed into inky-blacks and create a lovely contrast to the warm shades they rest against.

And even though these are colours that all fought against each other in the dyebath, once they are knit or crocheted, they flow and blend to create a washy, painterly effect that is breathtaking!

Bonus Colourway! Warm Cider

For the coordinating colour, Warm Cider, we applied that same gold-green and rich russet, but this time much more softly and allowed lots of the natural yarn colour showing through. And although the colours themselves didn’t change, the overall effect is incredible!

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 Nov 30 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!