Mini-Skeins, Mini-Skeins, Mini-Skeins!
(You’re addicted aren’t you?)
You’re not alone! Working with mini-skeins is like painting with yarn, and each little bundle of colour is a new and exciting addition to your palette! Everyone is falling in love with all the amazing, creative ways to work with these gorgeous little skeins. The possibilities are endless! So what would make your mini-skein creation even more fun? A surprise box of fantastic mini-skein colours to add to your project, delivered to your door each month!
The SpaceCadet’s Mini-Skein Club
Join the SpaceCadet’s Mini-Skein Club and every month you’ll receive an exciting parcel containing a hand-picked selection of gorgeous Mini-Skeins, perfect for adding to (or starting!) your project. Want to see what Mel of the Singlehanded Knits podcast thinks of them? Here, come hang out with on the beaches of Kauai and let her tell you…
How It Works
First, you choose your subscription level:
Single (five 20g skeins) for $32 Double (ten 20g skeins) for $60
Then you select either the Ombré & Gradient Mix (colours that morph gently from the dark into light, or from one colour to another) or the Multicolour Mix (an assortment of variegated and semi-solid yarns that work together and yet still provide exciting contrasts). And you can cancel your subscription as soon as you have enough Mini-Skeins for your project. (But the question is… can you ever have enough Mini-Skeins…?) And here’s the really cool thing: the skeins are a mix of all the SpaceCadet’s beautiful fingering yarns (the Multicolour Mix contains a variety each month, and the Ombré & Gradient Mix changes yarn from month to month). So some are Celeste and Oriana, there’s a touch of cashmere with Aurora, BFL in Izzara, and the subtle sparkle of Lucina. And perhaps even some of the more unusual yarns from the Dept of Rocket Science — a bit of silk, some alpaca, maybe some bamboo… If you’ve ever wanted to try the different SpaceCadet yarns, the Mini-Skein Club is a GREAT way to do it!
Still got questions? No problem — check out the Mini-Skein Club FAQs.
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What are the different subscription levels?
There are two levels, to cover you for the month no matter how fast you knit!
- The Single Mini-Skein Subscription is five 20g skeins for $32
- The Double Mini-Skein Subscription is ten 20g skeins for $60 (in five colourways — to get ten different colourways, be sure to choose the Half-and-Half mix)
(Shipping costs are exactly the same as in the SpaceCadet shop: $4.49 for the Single subscription level, and $1.49 for each additional level. International costs are higher, see full details here.)
What sorts of colourways can I expect in my parcel?
Each parcel is made up of a selection of SpaceCadet colourways, hand-picked to work together. You can choose between
- the Ombré & Gradient Mix, which contains colours that morph gently from the dark into light, or from one colour to another, and
- the Multicolour Mix, which is made up of an assortment of variegated and semi-solid yarns that work together and yet still contain a few exciting contrasts to give a bit of zing.
- Half-and-Half, which is one bundle of the Ombré&Gradient Mix and one of the Multicolour Mix — only for Double subscriptions!
All together, they look terrific and will be a great addition to your project.
When will my parcel arrive? And when will payment be taken?
All parcels go out mid-month, and the deadline for new subscriptions to be included in that shipment is midnight on the 1st of that month (every Mini-Skein is wound by hand, so we need a bit of notice to get your parcel ready!).
Domestic deliveries are sent by Priority Mail, which usually takes about 2-3 days. International deliveries are sent by USPS First Class mail.
Your payment will be processed on the day you subscribe, and will automatically repeat on the same day each month of your membership.
Hey! My second payment has come out but I haven’t received my yarn yet!
Because every mini-skein is wound by hand, we need enough time to get everyone’s parcel dyed and ready. That usually takes between three to six weeks, depending on what day of the month you join the club. When you join, your first parcel will be the following month’s parcel, and will go out mid-month (for example, if you join on January 2, your first shipment will be February’s parcel). Because of this, if you join early in the month, you may end up making two payments before your first parcel arrives (in the example above, your payments would come out on Jan 2 and again on Feb 2, and your first parcel would go out mid-February). Although it is not ideal to have that happen, we can’t figure out a good way to avoid it, so we always track everyone’s payments carefully to ensure you receive all of your mini-skein parcels.
When does my subscription end?
You can end your subscription whenever you have collected enough Mini-Skeins for your project (or, any time you like). And it’s easy to unsubscribe! Just click on the Unsubscribe button below:
What yarns will be in my parcel? And what is the yardage in each Mini-Skein?
The Mini-Skein bundles are made up of a collection of SpaceCadet yarn bases, which gives you the chance to try out different SpaceCadet yarns. Click here to see the different yarns that will be included in your bundle.
The two Mix options work their way through our yarns differently:
- each month, the Multicolour option contains a mixed variety of our yarns
- whereas each Ombré & Gradient bundle is made of one type of yarn that changes from month to month.
They are always fingering weight yarns, so they all work together, but the fiber content and yardage varies from yarn to yarn. Generally speaking, though, the yardage on our fingering yarns runs from around 375 to 490 yards per 100g, which means the yardage on the Mini-Skeins will generally range from 75 to 98 yards per skein. Altogether, each bundle of 5 x 20g Mini-Skeins is equal to a full normal 100g skein of SpaceCadet yarn.
How many hexipuffs can I make from one Mini-Skein?
We usually get 5 to 7 hexipuffs, depending on the yarn type and needle size.
I’m not really into hexipuffs. What else can I make?
Ohhhhh there are countless patterns designed for Mini-Skeins that you are going to love. Everything from the Sock Yarn Blanket and the Babette Blanket to the gorgeous Leftie to adorable amigurumi… And tons more wonderful patterns that are built from exciting combinations of beautiful sock yarn.
When you join the club, we’ll send a short series of emails chock-full of great pattern ideas to get you one your way, as well as links to places to find even more. We can’t wait to see what you make!
What if I don’t like the colours? Can I return or exchange a bundle?
So much of the fun of being in a club is the excitement of discovering new yarns and exclusive colourways! Joining the Mini-Skein Club with a sense of adventure means you’ll come along as we explore new worlds of colour together, and that is key to really getting the most of your club experience.
Because of the nature of the club set-up, we can accept returns or exchanges of club shipments for faulty yarns only. However, if one of your bundles really isn’t working for you, you can always sell or destash it on Ravelry, in the SpaceCadet’s For Sale or Wanted thread (click here to go to it). Even if a colourway isn’t your cup of tea, it’s almost guaranteed that there’s another SpaceCadet fan who will be excited to snap it up!
Anything else I should know?
When you join, you’ll be added to the Mini-Skein Club mailing list, which we use to share project ideas, club information, and to easily let you know of any changes to the club in the future.
And once you’ve joined, please do come over to the SpaceCadet Creations group on Ravelry and tell us all about the project you’re making or planning to make. We’d love to hear about it and see your progress!