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SpaceMonsters Oct2018 in "Argumentative"

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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

      • Argumentative (the colourway in your parcel)
      • Backtalk (a coordinating colourway)

Naming colourways can be the hardest part of the whole dyeing process.  I’m serious.  You might think that it would be the coming up with colourways or making sure they are balanced and repeatable but, once you’ve got a couple thousand hours of dyeing experience under your belt, that’s not such a challenge anymore.  But the naming never seems to get easier.  We try one name, and then another…  how about this…? How about that…?  The more we think about it, the hard it becomes.

For this colourway, I wanted to go for some serious intensity.  As much as I love autumn, I know it means we are headed into a season of grey skies and dark days and never-ending cold, and I suddenly wanted to dye something wonderfully vibrant and compelling.  So we started with deep berry colours and let them flow into an equally deep purple, and dipped them into the pots in groups so they soaked the dye up slowly,  every skein absorbing the colour differently and creating completely unique shades and patterns.  The thing I love most is the way the colours blend in the place where the berry and purple join – turn your skein over until you find it.

But just as there is no day without night or good without bad, I think all bright colours need to be balanced by some moodier shades.  So as the first layer of colour was starting to set, we poured washes of yet more colour over them, creating flashes of greens, browns, rusts, and golds to intensify the original hues.  And again, no two skeins took the colour washes the same way.

The result is a colourway that is both bright and moody, complex and still coordinated.  When I stack several skeins together, they all blend into a cohesive pile of loveliness (yep, that’s a technical term).  But when I examine the skeins individually, each is like no one other.

Oh and the name?  I was hopeless. But this colourway coordinates with our other (bad tempered) colourways Tantrum, Gobsmack, and Troublemaker, so when I asked my assistants for help, they immediately suggested “Argumentative” – and I laughed out loud.

The Coordinating Colourway:

For the coordinating colourway, we chose a strong contrast: shades of golden yellow flowing into the same deep khaki green that appeared in some (but not all) of the original skeins.  I love it as a foil to the Argumentative’s jewel tones, and as a wonderful option for anyone who loves more muted, natural colours.  And of course the SpaceCadet Crew named it better than I ever could: “Backtalk.”  Try it blended with our colourway "Honey".


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. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on Nov 30 2018.
  • 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!