Sprout (Exclusive Yarn Alliance Colourway, May 2016)

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the InterStellar Yarn Alliance. If you're not currently in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop or join the Club mailing list to be the first to know when it re-opens for subscriptions!


The Colourway:

It has been raining for days.  Every morning the sky overcast, every afternoon seems to kick the wind up and churn the clouds until the raindrops begin to fall.  Tentatively at first – plink plink plink – and then gathering speed and momentum the heavens open and the rain comes down in sheets.  And then, just like that, it dies down again, and I am left with the same grey clouds and no evidence of all the drama, bar the grass, now wet and glistening.

But I don’t mind – I really don’t.  Because what those overcast skies and bursts of rain do is bring me what I’ve longed for after the never-ending, barren winter: deep, luscious, life-affirming green.  The world is coming back to life, and there are shoots in my flower bed, buds on my trees, and the grass is renewing and refreshing itself after a long winter’s nap.  There are weeds too – more than I can keep up with – but I can live with that because they, too, are green

I know the sun will come eventually and banish the grey and, after a time, burn the green to dry gold.  But for now I am happy, with the rain coming down, the fresh wind blowing winter away, and the wonderful green as everything Sprouts anew.

For this colourway, I went with a very very gently variegated green that flows softly from a rich Kelly grass-green in the center out to the yellow-green of new shoots at one end and an almost Bluegrass-teal at the other.  And where they meet up along the way, different hues and tones intermingling along the length of the skein or in the stitches as it’s knit or crocheted, the effect is a patchwork of spring greens --the world come to life again.


The Yarn:

Oriana is an sock twist fingering yarn with 8 plies that give extra strength and durability.

Fiber Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 8-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 420 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.
  • Yarn Alliance Members' Price! Oriana is normally priced at $29, this yarn is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $26. 
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11.59pm (EST) on June 11, 2016.
  • A very important note: As you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns. 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.

Bonus! Extra Wool Washes!

This wool wash is handmade just across town from the SpaceCadet studio by the lovely Rebecca at Dusty Tree Soap, and subtly scented with essential oils. Great for blocking hand knitted/crocheted items and for washing wool store bought items, it's a low-to-no suds wash that doesn't require a rinse and treats your project with the love it deserves!
Each bottle is priced at $5.

 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!