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SpaceMonster Exclusive Colourway October 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

  • Descent (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Encroach (a coordinating colourway)
  • Lucent (a second coordinating colourway)

The Inspiration

As the year moves on, my evening walk takes on a whole new appearance: the nights are drawing in and when setting out at a time that felt like late afternoon just a few months ago now feels decidedly evening-ish.  The sky is darker, its soft blues now turning murky and giving way to encroaching purples that will soon descend into black.  And the branches of trees along the pathway lose their detail and into a single, deep shade of warm maroon-brown.  My walk is not the same as it was before – it’s somehow both more still and yet more intriguing – and it brings with it the familiar promise of a most welcome new season.

The Process

To create Descent, a colourway that captures the feel of an autumn walk, we first began with a soft blue – a sky blue that might have been perfectly appropriate only a few months before – and added into the dyebath just a few drops of a complementary hue to give a sense the moodiness of a later evening sky.  Then we layered on a rich purple, which we kept strong and clear to create an interesting contrast.  
As these two hues began to set in the rising temperature of the dyebath, we poured in first a wash of the inky black of the coming night sky. And, finally, we added a strong pour of bright orange that, as it swirled into the blues and purples, deeped into a deliciously warm and rich maroon-brown.
The result is an intriguingly beautiful colourway, its painterly moving swiftly along your stitches to create a fascinating and ever-changing fabric.  Cast on now and you’ll see what I mean

Two Bonus Colourways!

And we took these same hues to produce two coordinating colourways.  In Encroach, the blues and purples are much more deeply blended, to produce a dark (semi-)semi-solid that is lifted with warm touches of the maroon-brown.  And in Lucent, each of colours are separated out to show off each hue clearly, even with some of the natural skein showing through, creating a beautifully graphic colourway that is bright and exciting.

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 Dec 4 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!