SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters Feb2019 Yarn, "Through the Looking Glass"

from $21.00

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:

Three beautiful options

  • Through the Looking Glass (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Eat Me! (a coordinating colourway)
  • Drink Me! (a coordinating colourway)
People are often surprised when I mention how much the weather affects our dyeing.  And while they rightly think of the impact of heat and humidity, here in Pittsburgh, one of the biggest elements in snow and rainfall.  Because the city takes its water from its many rivers rather than an underground aquifer, heavy runoff can change the water’s mineral content significantly.  And suddenly, our dyeing recipes don’t do what we expected them to do.  Suddenly, dyeing feels like we’ve gone with Alice, through the looking glass, into a very unpredictable world.

That is, of course, exactly what happened with the latest SpaceMonsters colourway.  It was month filled with snowfall and snowmelt, lots of rain and lots of runoff.  And as we created recipes and dyed test skeins, absolutely nothing was coming out the way we thought it would.  More specifically, the dyepots wanted to produce the sort of muted colours that fit this cold season, rather than the brighter shades we were aiming for.  So, after dyeing the yarn not once, not twice, but three times and coming up with unexpected results), we decided to follow Nature’s lead and dye something soft and subdued, with gentle washes of colour that flow into one another.

We started with a base of winters grey-green and ran it along the skein to create very subtle changes in the depth of colour, and then layered onto it washes of soft rust and earthy browns.  And seeing that it needed a pop of colour, we added a little impossible green to bring the whole thing to life.  The result, especially when it’s worked up in a swatch, is a collection of colours that flow and pop in beautifully unexpected ways.

Bonus Colourways: Eat Me! & Drink Me!

And then we created two beautiful coordinating colourways: one which plays up the greens and another that pulls out the rusts and pinks in the original skein.  Worked all together, the effect is soft and subtle and stunning.

The Yarn:

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 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 your parcel. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on April 10 2019.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns. 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!