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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway April 2022

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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:

Three beautiful options

  • Storybook (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Fairy Tale (a coordinating colourway)
  • Charm (a second coordinating colourway)

The Inspiration

Every now and again, I switch from a project knit in a fingering yarn to one worked in something much thicker and smooshier, and I always feel suddenly warm and cosy inside.  As if working with worsted yarn is how knitting and crocheting were meant to be…  curled up in a comfy chair, with an intriguing project, a steaming cuppa and good book, and maybe a view of not-quite-nice-enough weather through the window to make me feel perfectly content to stay exactly where I am.  And as my needles click softly and my project grows surprisingly quickly(!), everything in my little world feels magically, storybook perfect.

The Process

It was that soft feeling of cosiness that inspired this colourway.  We wanted to create colours that made us feel all at once deeply happy, delightfully content, and yet still a little intrigued.  So we started with a deliciously chocolate-y brown (because what brings on those particular feeling more than a satisfyingly good chocolate?) and poured it over one end of the skein.  
Now, what’s always fun about a colour like chocolate is that, because it’s mixed from all three primaries, the individual dyes can break out as the mixture travels along the undyed skein – literally the different colours racing along the wool fibers at different speeds – and the result can be magical.  In this case, it created a beautiful earthy green in some place, which I think just adds another layer to the feeling of contentedness.
But then, before it all got too mellow, we mixed a delightfully rich raspberry and poured that over the other end of the skein.  It’s luscious and intense, delicious and eye-catching.  And it instantly changes the colourway entirely from something that was subdued to something more graphic and yet still delightfully Storybook.

Two Bonus Colourways!

For the coordinating colourways, we continued in the theme.  Fairy Tale is those same hues dyed in a more painterly way, where we let the colours flow and merge along the skein.  And for Charmed, we softened the chocolate mix until it mellowed to a warm blush that almost glows.  
Use them for a larger project, to work as a gentle contrast, as very subtle stripes, or in softly changing colour blocks.

The Yarn:

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 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 $24.99, these colourways are available exclusively to club members for the special price of $22.49
  • 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 May 31 2022.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a colourway as  variegated as 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!