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SpaceMonsters June2016 Yarn in "Frondesence"

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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

  • Frondesence (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Effloresence (a coordinating colourway)

Though I am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, I absolutely love it when the flowers around my house (kindly planted by the previous owner) burst into bloom each spring.  There is a beautiful peony near the entrance to my porch that I am particularly fond off.  Once I rescue it from the (remarkably fast-growing) weeds that always threaten to smother it, it rewards me by producing the most spectacular pink blooms – some of them six inches across!

You might think those beautiful flowers would be the inspiration for this month’s SpaceMonster colourway -- and they almost were, but not quite.  Because as much as I love the showy flowers vying for everyone’s attention, I actually love the foliage just as much.  The leaves of my peony plant are a series stunning greens: some dark and intense, some young and paler, all waxy and cool, and a perfect foil to the heat of the day.  I find them mesmerising and so I couldn’t help but take those beautiful leaves and their spectrum of greens as my inspiration.

For this colourway, I chose Capella, our beautiful worsted single ply yarn, because I knew the way it soaks up dye would really reflect the range of greens the way I wanted to capture them.  I started with a base of paler, almost-mint and then added in a deeper, richer shade so that the two ran together and created layers of colour.  I admit, I couldn’t help but add in a little of the peonies themselves, so there’s that wonderful burst of bright pink, that pales in places to almost white.  Knitted or crocheted together, they’ll recreate the beauty of the peony plant that I find so inspiring.

Bonus Colourway! Efflorence

For the coordinating colourway, it is all about the peonies!  For this yarn, I wanted to reflect the blooms in my garden in their full glory, capturing all the wonderful shades of that beautiful pink and letting it settle naturally across the yarn.  Pick up a skein or two and use them to create a larger project, in stripes as a bright contrast, as an accent or to create a coordinating project.


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.
  • 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 July 21, 2017.
  • 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!