Working with designers is one of the coolest parts of my job. While I get happily lost in the colour we’re layering onto our skeins, designers take our yarn and elevate it to the next level, turning it into a stunning finished design. It amazes me how our colourways can be interpreted so many different ways, and I absolutely love being part of that collaboration.
I met up with a bunch of my favourite designers at TNNA a couple of weekends ago, and I’m super excited to tell you we’ve got some fantastic projects in the works. But it doesn’t take a huge tradeshow to put together a wonderful collaboration — sometimes everything you need is right here at home.
I met Sarah Jordan a few years ago at a local yarn shop, when I admired her spinning on Ravelry and asked if she could help me improve my technique — I learned a lot just by watching her. Turns out, she designs as beautifully as she spins, so when she used SpaceCadet yarn for a couple of her patterns, I knew I wanted to share them with you!
Embossed Lines by Sarah Jordan
Sometimes simplicity is everything. The beauty in this minimal design is the way the light hits the alternating knit and purl sections, creating subtle shadows that highlight the simple texture and lovely yarn. Sarah chose SpaceCadet Lucina Yarn — to add a gentle touch of sparkle — in our elegant gray colourway, “Drizzle”
Margalit by Sarah Jordan
This delightful shawl uses open stitchwork and an unusual touch of cabling to create a lovely feature border. Knit in SpaceCadet Aurora yarn for its dreamy cashmere softness, Sarah’s choice of our “Tickled” colourway makes turns Margalit into a bold statement.
Win a Sarah Jordan Pattern and a Skein of SpaceCadet Yarn!
And here’s the best news… Sarah and I have created two shawl kits to give away! One has a copy of the Embossed Lines pattern and a skein of Lucina in Drizzle, and the other contains a copy of Margalit and a skein of Aurora in Tickled. Entering is easy: just click here, give us your name and email address by June 17, and then we’ll draw two winners at random to each receive one of the kits. Check back on June 19 to see if you’ve won!
(see official rules at the end of this post).
WAIT! Sharing is Good Karma!
You know that, for every share you make, the Universe will send you a cosmic wave of good luck, right? It’s true! Click below to show your friends Sarah’s lovely patterns and get yourself some cosmic karma while you’re at it!
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The SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club is Open for Subscriptions NOW
Our SpaceMonsters love big, smooshy Worsted and Bulky weight yarns, and that’s what this club is all about. Open for subscriptions only twice a year, you can grab your spot until June 21. Click here to get all the details and get IN!
There’s always small print! Sarah Jordan Shawl Kit Sweepstakes Official Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents only, age 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes begins on June 10 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 17 2015. Official entry is made by entering name and email address here . By entering, contestants agree to join the SpaceCadet, Inc mailing list and be contacted via future emails — we NEVER share your email with anyone else. Limit one entry per person. Alternate method of entry can be made by sending a postcard marked “Sarah Jordan Shawl Kit Sweepstakes” and including entrant’s name and email address to SpaceCadet Inc, PO Box 113312, Pittsburgh PA 15241 by June 17 2015. Two prizes, each consisting of one (1) Sarah Jordan knitting pattern and one (1) skein of SpaceCadet® yarn. Total prize value: $72.00. Winners will be selected by random drawing. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Prizes cannot be substituted. Employees and family of employees of SpaceCadet Inc are ineligible. A list of winners will be available on the SpaceCadet blog on or after June 18 2015. Sponsored by SpaceCadet Inc, PO Box 113312, Pittsburgh PA 15241. For full official rules, go to http://wp.me/p1TnPQ-26Y