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Yarns for the Adventurous

At SpaceCadet, we dye yarns for knitters and crocheters who don’t like to follow the rules.  For folks who approach colour with confidence, don’t get bogged down by restrictions, and join us to explore their creativity!

For us at SpaceCadet, dyeing is a cosmic adventure — a wonderful process of mixing each colour by hand and seeing where it takes us — that we share with our customers and club members. We use only five hues to dye to create over 144 unique new colourways each year (yes, really!) that we turn into Small Batches, new standard colourways and — best of all — exclusive yarns for our club members.

Most of all, we passionately believe that knitting and crocheting just makes people happier — deep down inside — and nothing does that more than working with gorgeous, vibrant yarn. And if that sounds like your definition of happiness too, then we’d love you to come aboard and join us on this exciting colour adventure!

Resources for Colour Adventurers

Hand-dyed yarn is...
...sometimes tricky! Knowing how to read its colour repeats is the key understanding how your skein will behave in your project. Download our guide!
Confused by Hand-Dyed Yarn Terminology?
“…Is this skein tonal or… wait, is it variegated?”
If you’ve ever felt a little intimidated at your LYS or wondered how to talk about the gorgeous yarns in your stash, then our free guide is for you!
Tips and Hacks from our favourite Indie Designers
Great Tips from Great Designers!
Our favourite indie designers shared their best tricks to make your knitting & crochet better, quicker, & more fun — all in this FREE ebook for you to download.


SpaceCadet® Clubs

The SpaceCadet's Mini-Skein Club
Open NOW!
The InterStellar Yarn Alliance
Reopens in Oct 2020
SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club
Re-Opens Dec 2020


Colouways explore 1096 White on Clear

Who makes your yarn?




Head SpaceCadet

Why SpaceCadet? When I was a kid and I’d do something dumb (the way kids do), my dad used to call me “space cadet”. It was always said with love, tinged with exasperation.  There was a lot of love in the house while I was growing up, but I also did a lot of dumb things.  Eventually the nickname started to stick, and I began to feel like I really was a space cadet. Sometimes I still do.

So I decided a long time ago that when I finally broke out of the mould of ordinary work to do something creative — something I wanted to be proud of — I was going to name my project “SpaceCadet”. I would baptise that nickname with a whole new meaning. 

I love what I do. I love creating colours, creating yarns, and giving my customers something beautiful to feed their creative juices.  And so I can say, at last, that I am truly proud to be the SpaceCadet.

Stephanie has been fascinated by fiber ever since she first took spinning lessons at the age of 11. She taught herself to knit at 19, went back to spinning (and actually got the hang of it) ten years later and, along the way, picked up a bit of experience in weaving, a smidge of crochet, and a degree in Textiles and Clothing. But it was when she began dyeing that she felt she’d really found her calling. She has lived half her life in the US and the other half in the UK, which explains her spelling.

She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and two daughters. She’s SpaceCadetCreates on Ravelry, @SpaceCadetYarn on Instagram, and you can contact her here.



Assistant Dyer

Jade has a never-ending positive attitude and an excellent eye for colour (and she’ll gladly tell you she wasn’t hired for her math skills).  An art education major at university, she brings all her artistic background to the dyepots, to her doodles on the notes she keeps during meetings…  and to her forearms, which she uses as notepads when she runs out of paper. A knitter since 2006, Jade’s always got something on her needles — and that something usually ends up as a sample in our booth!  She’s Pittsburgh born and bred, and spends her days herding two wee daughters and a husband.




Communications Officer

It’s Cathy you’re emailing when you contact us at missioncontrol (at) spacecadetyarn (dot) com.  She’s caring, calm, and meticulous about details — and we couldn’t ask for a genuinely nicer person to answer your questions and manage the club subscriptions.  You can ask her anything about SpaceCadet and, if she doesn’t know the answer off the top of her head, she’ll go find out for you!



Ground Control

Jill works quietly behind the scenes to turn our full-size skeins into adorable Minis for the Mini-Skein Club, and then to twist, tag, and bundle them ready to out to our club members.  Jill’s mad for purple, cables, and zebras, but usually combines only two out the three.  A native of Erie, she now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.




Yarn Traffic & Ground Control

Sara packs our parcels, twists our skeins, alphabetizes our tags  …and starts to twitch if the studio gets too messy.  Super-quiet on the outside, she’s straight-to-the-point and witty on the inside — and an indispensable part of what keeps SpaceCadet going.  She was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, and spends her days hauling around three boys and a trunk full of hockey gear.

Get in Touch!


Hi, I'm the SpaceCadet!Hey, put down those needles and get in touch — we’d love to hear from you!

We are usually available to reply within a day or two during the work week. But we are a very small operation, so it may take longer when we’re away at yarn shows, during holidays, or if we’re up to our elbows in dye out in the studio!

Got a question about how to use SpaceCadet® yarn, patterns or needle sizes? The very best place to get answers is the SpaceCadet® group on Ravelry. Lots of great folks who love to use SpaceCadet® yarns will be glad to help you out. Click here to check it out!

Got a question about Gift Certificates, Shipping, Refunds, or International orders? We’ve probably answered it in the FAQs — click here to read them.

Got a question about your Mini-Skein Club Subscription? Click here to check out the Club FAQs and get your answer fast!


Wholesale Enquiries

SpaceCadet® wholesales through select retailers, and we welcome new enquiries. For more information about SpaceCadet® wholesale, please click here to give us your details, and we’ll be in touch asap.
If you are already a wholesale customer, click here to access the latest information on our password protected wholesale page.