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Well That Got Cold Quickly (Yarn Alliance Exclusive, Nov 2018 )

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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 Colourways:

Two beautiful options

  • Well That Got Cold Quickly! (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Slippy (a coordinating colourway)

The transition from autumn to winter can be a gentle, gradual change that eases you softly from the beautiful colours of falling leaves to the cold and dark of deep winter.  And while that measured decline can make the inevitable descent easier to accept, there’s always the chance that won’t be how the change comes.

This year, in Pittsburgh, winter seemed to arrive overnight.  The temperatures dropped, the snowflakes swirled and, when we woke up, winter had arrived.  Not that the snow had stuck – it wasn’t a winter wonderland exactly – but the world sparkled blue with fresh frost and slick ice.

That first morning of winter is always so exciting that I had to use it for the inspiration this colourway!  We started by applying pale blue onto our skeins, letting it soak in unevenly and create interesting pockets of colour.  Then, as we brought the temperature of the dyepots up, we layered deeper and deeper blues onto the yarn, one at a time, and all keeping that wonderful icy tone to produce beautiful depth of shade.  Then we took it deeper still with streaks of soft grey.  And, finally, a gentle wash of pink that immediately transformed into a cool winter purple, like pale morning shadows cast across the ice.

The result is a colourway that will alter and change as you work with it, shifting softly from those lightest icy tones into deeper hues of blue, grey, and purple.  Work it in a textured stitch to make the most of the flowing colours and try pairing it with SpaceCadet colourways Frigia, Feather, Dark Skies, Breathless, and Plume.

For the coordinating colourway, we started with that same pink and this time took the colour in the other direction, adding blues in layer after layer to achieve a purple that is amazingly complex and yet so subtle.  Use it paired with the yarn in your parcel for contrast or simply on its own for a beautifully cool project.

The Yarn:

Celeste is a smooth and light yarn that gives an incredibly generous 490yds per skein.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 490 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 $27, the colourway is available exclusively to the members of the Yarn Alliance for the special price of $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 12.01am (EST) on Jan 8 2019.
  • 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.


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!