SpaceCadet Inc

SpaceMonsters in "Glow" Dec 2020

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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 Colourways:

Two beautiful options

  • Glow (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Twinkle (a coordinating colourway)

As we head into a new year, still in the depths of Winter’s darkness, I find the practice of lighting candles wonderfully comforting. Not just for holiday traditions, but for the delightful feelings of warmth and comfort that it brings, the sense of light and hope. There is something enchanted about striking a match, hearing it light, and holding the flame under the wick as its gentle Glow magically divides in two.

To create this colourway, we mixed up all the colours of that candle’s flame, from the deepest golds at its edges to its hot white center, and layered them gently over your skein. The first was the lightest, a barely-there yellow that was applied lightly to let the wool’s natural hue to show through. Then we deepened the colour slightly and added a second wash of colour, twisting and turning the skeins to the dye struck in different places.

Finally we created a beautiful and rich gold, and allowed that colour to swirl onto the skeins and create pockets of deep colour. And we finished a touch of contrast: a soft splodge of grey to represent the little wisps of smoke rising from the glowing flame.

Bonus Coordinating Colourway: Twinkle!

For the contrast colour, Twinkle, we imagined all these lovely candles set against a dark winter sky, and resist dyed that same glowing gold against a deep charcoal background. Use it to add depth and interest to a larger project, to work as a contrast, as stripes, or in colour blocks.

Plus Extra Project Bags!

When I found myself wanting one of these lovely bags – roomy enough for a larger project and with that delightful colour-blocking detail – I knew instinctively they’d be perfect for our SpaceMonster Club members. I love that they have two types of handles and a great big pocket for notions or your phone. And of course, there’s our happy little SpaceMonster front and center, ready to join in the yarny fun! Normally priced at $28.99, they're available to you for only $24.99!

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.
  • Normally priced at $26.99, these colourways are available to SpaceMonster members for only $24
  • 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 11:59pm (eastern) on Jan 31 2021.
  • 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!