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SpaceMonsters Feb2020 in "Throwing Shade"

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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

  • Throwing Shade (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Love Bomb (a coordinating colourway)

Seeing how colours blend and change is endlessly fascinating to me (I’m not alone in this, right?) and so one of my favourite things to do when we dye is to layer colour over colour and see what they create.  Colour theory tells us what should happen… and then the dyes tell us what’s actually going to happen!  And even though it’s not always what we expect, it’s always fascinating!

So for this colourway, we started with a series of hues we know well: a deep magenta, a warm orange, and beautiful golden yellow.  And as we added them, they started to flow into one another and create beautiful new tertiary colours where they met.  And just like that, the yarn now contained six or seven shades in a lovely gradient moving along the skein.

But all those new hues were of the same value and, even with them, we wanted to add depth and make the colour more interesting still.  So we took the skeins out of the dyebath and twisted them carefully, and then added layers of black, each one at a differing strength and striking the yarn in different areas.

The thing about black is that it often does unexpected things to bright colours.  You might think it would simply dull them, or darken them…  which it does, sometimes.  But at lower concentrations, it sometimes changes the hue itself. Oranges become burnished, yellows turn to khakis…  it’s fascinating!


Bonus Colourway!

For the coordinating colour, Love Bomb, we dyed those same first colours and then left them untouched by the black dye to allow their original hues to take center stage.  They’ll form a beautifully coordinating contrast to your main skein.  Use them to 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 March 29 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!