Mini-Skeins, Mini-Skeins, Mini-Skeins!
(You’re addicted aren’t you?)
You’re not alone — everyone is falling in love with all the great new mini-skein patterns! There’s the BeeKeeper’s Quilt, the gorgeous Leftie, or the Sock Yarn Blanket, and the Babette Blanket… And tons more wonderful modular patterns that are built from exciting combinations of beautiful sock yarn. Let’s face it, Mini-Skein projects are hot!
So what would make a mini-skein project 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. You can choose your subscription level:
Single (five 20g skeins) for $32
Double (ten 20g skeins) for $60
Then you select either the Gentle Mix (mostly semi-solids and gently varigated colourways that coordinate together) or the Wild Mix (colourways chosen with a focus on overall contrast and wilder variegation). 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. Some are Celeste and Stella, there’s a touch of cashmere with Estelle, 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 or BFL… 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.
Ready to jump into the Mini-Skein Mania?
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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, with at least one contrasting colourway to add some zing! You can choose between
- the Gentle Mix, which contains mostly Semi-Solids or Gently Variegated colourways that coordinate together, and
- the Wild Mix, which is made up of colourways chosen with a focus on overall contrast and wilder variegation.
- Half-and-Half, which is one bundle of the Gentle Mix and one of the Wild 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 between the 10th and 17th of each 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 understandably need to set a cut-off date to give us enough time to get the parcels ready. That cut-off is midnight on the 1st of each month and the parcels go out between the 10th and 17th of that month. So, if you join after the 1st, your first parcel will go out the following month (for example, if you join on January 2, your first shipment will be February’s parcel). Because of this, if you join during our “parcel prep time” from the 1st to the 17th, 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 between Feb 10-17). 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 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. 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.
Anything else I should know?
When you join, you’ll be added to the Mini-Skein Club mailing list, which we use only to easily let you know of any important information or 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!