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SpaceMonsters June2020 in "Horizon Fire"

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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:

Two beautiful options

  • Horizon Fire (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Blue Streak (a coordinating colourway)

From the SpaceCadet's Log:

Midsummer is magical.  The days are so long, stretching out as the last of the light clings to the sky way past its bedtime.  And as the sun sinks, the dying light gives one last spectacular display of its seasonal stubbornness, filling the heavens with breath-taking colour that sets the horizon on fire in glowing shades oranges and golds, igniting the clouds and tinging the blue sky with streaks of subtle greens.  And it feels like everything stops for a moment in awe…  until this wonderous sight dips further below the skyline and finally fades away.

To create this colourway, we began with two distinct hues of fire-lit orange: a clear, cool-tone sherbet and a rich, honey-glazed gold.  Then we gently moved the yarns through each of them, letting them first soak into the fibers and then gently blend together (and if I’m honest, it’s these places where the cool and warm colours combine that I find the most beautiful and vibrant).

Then we added a pop of lovely and soft sky blue, and watched as it naturally morphed into gentle greens and even soft browns where it combined with the warm sunset hues.  Creating again that special magic that happens when colours layer over each other in the dyebath.

The result is a colourway that will create stitches to mimic the constantly-changing sunset sky, slowly melding from the brightest oranges to richest golds, interspersed with glimpses of the last of the day’s blue sky and those surprising streaks of soft green.  And a yarn that is a delight to knit or crochet with just as the midsummer sky is to watch in awe.

Coordinating Colourway: Blue Streak

For our coordinating colour, Blue Streak, we were inspired by the same sky right at the start of the evening, as the sun starts to think about bringing the day to a close.  So it’s that same lovely blue, this time with just streaks of the cool orange and honey gold.

Plus our End-of-Season Gift!

And as this is the last parcel of this SpaceMonster season, we’ve got a lovely gift for you!  It’s always fun to explore using yarn in new ways, so our friends at Kartrinkles put together these lovely tapestry looms especially for you.  You’ll see the SpaceMonster right there, encouraging your creativity as you warp up (try a strong sock yarn for your warp) and then weave with one of your lovely, smooshy SpaceMonster as the weft.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Normally priced at $24, these lovely wooden looms come with three tools and are available to Club Members at the special price of $19.99, while supplies last. (Yarn in the images not included)

The Yarn:

Capella is a fabulously smooshy single-ply worsted yarn that's perfect for bulkier, cool-weather projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 1-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 195 yards per 100g

Bonus Yarn Options!

These colourways have proved so popular that we've decided to do something new and offer them on two other yarns as well, a lovely fingering and our ever popular sport/dk. 

Oriana combines incredible drape for swingy shawls and cardigans, with a sock yarn work ethic that never gives in!  It hangs like cotton but has the hand-feel and memory of wool, and its 8-ply construction gives it surprising 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

Lyra - Look closely and you can see its cabled 8-ply construction, which physically pushes each ply outward to create a wonderfully round, bouncy yarn that gives incredible stitch definition for cables and stitchwork that really pop.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 8-ply
Weight: Sport/DK; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 270 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 $27.99, these colourways are available exclusively to club members for the special price of $25
  • 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 Aug 3 2021.
  • 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 variegated colourway like 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!