Sugar Plums (Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourway, Nov2017)

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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:

Two beautiful options

  • Sugar Plums (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Winter Bough (a coordinating colourway)

Sometimes the inspiration for colourways can be a little abstract, a little obscure, but for this one… not so much!  We are in the season of twinkling lights and boughs of greenery above the fireplace, of sweet treats and glowing candles.  We are in the season of long-held rituals and much-loved traditions.  And for me, that includes the best holiday classic, The Nutcracker, and going to bed with visions of Sugar Plums dancing in my head.

So we started with the colour those lovely boughs of winter greenery, and dyed them with a hit of ice and cold nights.  The dyebath changes along the skein, variegating the yarn the lightest frost to darker winter shades.  And over the top, we layered the softest glaze of magenta, which changes colour as it travels along the skein, pinker where the green is lighter and more muted and plum where the green goes deeper.  The result is a skein that will change colour gently as you work with it, creating random washes of pink and plum over a background of patchwork greens.

For the coordinating colourway, we brought those lovely variegated greens so they could shine on their own.  Knit or crocheted on their own, they’ll create a heathered effect and the light and dark blend into one another. Perfect with the main Sugar Plum colour or beautiful left to stand on their own, you can use this coordinating colourway to create a larger project or a simple accessory.

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! Normally priced at $28, 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 from the time you receive this email. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on Jan 2, 2018.
  • 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! Grab an extra SpaceCadet Stitchmarkers too!

For this parcel’s gift, I went to my friend Sarah Wilson, the design maven behind the Sexy Knitter.  Sarah first made stitchmarkers for the Yarn Alliance back in the very first few months that club started and, this time, she’s updated them with the SpaceCadet in his adorable flying saucer.  Light and simple, they’ll add the perfect bit of fun and bling to your knitting!

Normally priced at $10, they're available to club members for $8. 

 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!