by Dye Mad Yarns


Cancer is our cardinal water sign, ruled by the moon and represented by the constellation, Cancer. Most often, their depiction is that of the crab (Cancer is "crab" in Latin). The summer solstice starts the beginning of Cancer season. 

As our third cardinal sign, Cancers are initiators, with drive and ambition. Ruled by the Moon, they also represent self-care, comfort, and maternal energies. Unsurprisingly, they have a reputation for being a bit on the crabby side and some astrological slander would call them cry-babies. Cancers can be sensitive and emotional, but tender and nurturing under that hard shell. They could be interpreted to have "Mama Bear" energy. As the ruler of the fourth house, Cancer rules the house of home life - they're all about a cozy and comfortable home, and creating a tightknit family. 

Cancer and Capricorns are sister-signs (our first completed pair of sister signs!) and, at their best, are the embodiment of a good work-life balance. 

Our Cancer yarn is somewhat inspired by the blue crab - beachy blue, coral pink, with splashes of green, orange and yellow, and speckled with red and sea blue. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Summer Fingering: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 438 yards
Summer DK: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 246 yards
Summer Worsted: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 181 yards
Mini Skein: 20g, 87 yds, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon