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Yarn Alliance Exclusive Colourways, May 2023

Sold out.

Shop/Clubs, Kits, & KALs/Extra Skeins of Club Colourways

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:

Three beautiful options

  • First Place at the Flower Festival (the painterly variegated colourway in your parcel)
  • Flamboyance (a graphically variegated coordinating colourway)
  • Fierce Competition (a semi-solid coordinating colourway)
Once the weather warms up, it feels natural to move our team meetings outside (why? because we can!) instead of staying cooped up indoors. There’s something about the breeze, the sunlight, and the sound of birdsong that gets all the creative juices flowing afresh.

And so it was at a recent meeting as we planned the latest Yarn Alliance colourway. In fact, it was more than warm – it was hot – and the flowering bushes along the edge of the woods had burst into bloom. And even though we might have reacted to the heat by thinking of escaping to cooler hues, we found ourselves instead drawing inspiration the deliciously intense colours of those flowers: hot pinks, deep magentas, and warm gingers.

We started by setting up four different dyebaths, all mixed by hand from the primaries.  The first was pure magenta that we deepened with a touch of black. The second was bright, sun-kissed gold. The third was the beautiful waxy green of the bushes’ leaves. And the fourth was a clear, rose red. Then we took the skeins and passed them through each of the dyebaths, twisting them this way and that as they soaked up the dye, and watching with delight as the colours blended into one another and created whole new shades as they did. The result is a beautiful, painterly colourway that will be a riot of hot summer colours that change with every stitch!

For the coordinating colourways, we used those same dyebaths but employed completely different techniques for entirely new results. For our graphically variegated colourway, we kept the dyes in distinct regions on the skein to create bright pops of clear colour between areas of soft blends. And for our semi-solid, we concentrated on just two of the dyebaths – the deep magenta and the warm ginger – and let the two colours flow over one another… with a soft wash of the green to create a tiny shadow for added depth.

The Yarn:

Ester is smooth and sturdy, the perfect hard-working yarn.

Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 3-ply
Weight: Fingering;  Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 365 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!  Ester is normally priced at $26.99, this yarn 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. The listing will be marked as sold out at 11:59pm (eastern) on 6 July 2023.
  • A very important note: As you 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!