Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yarn Review: Space Cadet Creations' Estelle


Name of Yarn: Estelle (Cold Flame colorway)
Yarn Company Brand Name: Space Cadet Creations
Weight: Fingering
Yardage: 430 yds per 100g
Fiber: 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 10% Cashmere/ 10% Nylon
Approximate Retail Price: $27/hank

Recently, I had the immense pleasure of visiting the Space Cadet Creations booth at Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival where I got to meet Stephanie IN PERSON!  And let me tell you, she's a complete doll!  I knew I was going to stop by and meet her as we'd been corresponding via email and Twitter for some time before that.  Let me just say, that although I'd visited her (AWESOME) blog and seen her hand dyed yarns online, I was utterly blown away by her booth.  In fact, her booth was the talk of the festival.  Her keen sense of color pairings is matched only by her choice in fiber.  Her booth was BUZZING.  Every year there is a stand out booth which has hand dyed yarns with dramatic and rich color.  And this year, it was Space Cadet Creations.

Stephanie gave me a hank of her Estelle yarn to take home and play with.  (My knitting buds were a tad jealous.)  Technically, this yarn is moderately soft with a slight halo and slight stretch, which it owes to the nylon in it.  It's a smooth, variegated yarn with moderate to tight ply.  This is one of those yarns that you definitely want to knit up into a cowl, socks, or yummy fingerless mitts.  It begs to be worn against the skin.  Creatively, I absolutely adore the color choices.  The variegation is stunning and all of the colors in the yarn really complement one another and lend that certain "pop" to stitches.  This would work up terrifically in a cable or intricate lace but can definitely stand on it's own in a simple stockinette or garter pattern to show off the gorgeous color!

If you haven't yet had the pleasure to knit or crochet with one of Space Cadet Creations' yarns, pop on over to her shop and pick up a hank or two.  And while you're at it, read her blog - she's witty and creative and her blog posts never disappoint.

I'm positive there will be more Space Cadet Creations yarns in my future!

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Disclosure: Space Cadet Creations provided KnitPurlGurl with 1 hank of Estelle yarn free for review.  KnitPurlGurl was not compensated for this blog post.  All opinions in the above post are those of the blog author's and do not necessarily reflect those of Space Cadet Creations.



  1. Thank you for the review! I only started knitting a couple of months ago, and I'm seriously thinking it is my true craft love - I can only do squares and rectangles, but you have to start somewhere...

    Sorry for rambling, but this yarn really does sound amazing. I'll have to get better before I can justify spending 27 dollars for yarn, but I will definitely bookmark it. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for this review. I am thinking about joining the Space Camp program because the yarn looks so beautiful, but it is great to know that it works up that way too.

  3. This skein of yarn has my name on it: Estelle Fingering Yarn in Cashmere, Superwash Merino, and Nylon, in Translucence (110126-005). My favorite color is blue and I instantly fell in love with it! The yarn you posted here is lovely. I'm imagining knitting up all sorts of things with it! Space Camp sure sounds like fun too!
    Andrea W.

  4. Andrea W email verification:
    radosgirl4 at gmail dot com
    dcmarina at verizon dot net
    Use them both. One for work one for play.
    Thank you! (Sorry for any confusion or extra work that I may cause you. I am really caught up in March Madness!)


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