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SpaceMonsters June2019 Yarn in "Refresh"

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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

  • Refresh (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Renew (a coordinating colourway)

Standing by the water’s edge, nature’s palette is soft and subdued.  Sand skitters across the dunes that rise and fall in imitation of the ocean waves, and the beachgrass ripples gently in the breeze.  The sun is bright but the sky soft, and the colours all around are gentle: cool blues and aquas in the water, pale taupes and burnished golds on the beach, faded yellow-greens in the grasses.  These are the colours of long, tranquil summer days by the sea…  no clocks and no schedules…  a time of refreshing and renewing that stretches out, like the ocean itself, as far as the eye can see.

To dye this colourway, we started with those soft sea-blues and applied it to the skeins in a way that ensured that the colour struck more deeply in some areas and paler in others to create depth of shade.  They we added in a warm gold and twisted the skeins so that this second colour struck randomly, creating gorgeous aquas where it flowed into the deepest blues, and beachgrass greens where the colours were lighter, and finally sandy shades where it struck undyed fibers.  And as the colour moved through the dyebath, we gently swirled the skeins around to blend hue into hue and create an amazing.  The result is a colourway that with that soft, painterly flow that evokes everything about the soft palette of the beach.

Bonus Colourway!

And as hard as it may be to believe, the coordinating colour is even softer. To create it, we took those same colours and re-imagined them pale and barely there, completely faded in that bright summer sunshine.  From a distance, the colourway looks almost creamy but get closer and you can see all those same shades – the aquas, greens, blues, and golds – hiding in plain sight, waiting to reveal themselves as you work from stitch to stitch.  Use this colourway on its own for a super-subtle summer wrap, or use it as a contrast to highlight the colours of the skein in your parcel in a larger project.

Extra Project Bags!

For me, summertime always calls for a bigger project bag, because on a long day’s adventure, I want to stash so much more in it than just my WIP.  So for your gift, the awesome folks at Pittsburgh’s own Commonwealth Press screen-printed by hand these great bags, easy to carry to the beach, big enough for the largest project (plus extra skeins, notions, a notebook, and a million other things), and perfect any summer adventure!

Normally priced at $30, this awesome bag is available to club members for $24.99. 

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 July 29 2019.
  • 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!