SpaceCadet

SpaceMonsters Oct2016 in "Veni, Vidi... viridi!"

Sold out.

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

      • Veni, Vidi viridi (the colourway in your parcel) -- variegated green-blue
      • Viridi Autumnus (a coordinating colourway) -- semi-solid green

Y’know, normally by this time of the year, everything feels autumnal.  It begins in early September – a few trees here and there turning that pale apple-y yellow – and picks up speed through the month.  By the time October arrives, the trees are in glorious shades of russets and golds, and the air is crisp and tinged with the smell of dying leaves.

Not so this year.  For reasons I don’t understand, the leaves on the trees around here refused to acknowledge the end of summer.  For weeks now, the temperatures have been warm and the trees have remained green.  And not just that pale, end-of-summer green, but the same vibrant, deep hues that we see all summer long: light and glowing where the sun glints through the leaves, deep and blue-ish where the shadows pool.

And yet, there were a few trees flirting with autumn, whose leaves were taking on a duller tinge and bringing a layer of nuance and depth to the landscape.  As strange as it seemed to see so much green so late in the year, the effect has been beautiful.

Of course, I had to try to capture that in yarn.  We started with a pale green, one with that softer quality of dappled sunlight filtered through a canopy of leaves.  And then we took the colour two ways to add the depth of this odd season: first layering on the beautiful deep blue-greens of the darkest leaves, hidden from the sun in pools of shadow, then going the other way and adding in a duller, khaki green to represent the leaves that are just thinking of turning.  The result is a colourway that takes green from one end of the spectrum to the other.


The Yarn:

Elara is bulky yarn with an intriguing and distinctive texture, perfect for quick knits on big needles.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Bulky; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 120 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 Nov 19 2016.
  • An important note about skein matching:  As 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. 

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!