15 Apr Introducing… madelinetosh
This morning I received my first-ever order from madelinetosh, a Texas-based yarn company which has been on my yarn-to-stock wishlist since I opened up shop four years ago.
madelinetosh (deliberately in lower-case) specializes in tonal and multi-tonal hand-dyed yarns, and offers an impressive palette of colourways in several weights and yarn bases. I chose to get my feet wet with two weights (sock/fingering and double-knitting) in three bases (“tosh sock”, “tosh merino light”, and “tosh dk”), and chose eight colourways for each:
tosh DK, clockwise from top-left: “Filigree”, “Tern”, “Cove”, “Byzantine”, “Candlewick”, “Calligraphy”, “Stovepipe”, and “Grasshopper”.
tosh DK is a popular choice for cowls like the “Honey Cowl” shown above in “Grasshopper” (a free pattern from madelinetosh), as well as small accessories like hats and mittens. (While we don’t have sweater-quantities of it in this order, we’ll be taking sweater-quantity requests for our next madtosh order!)
tosh merino light, clockwise from top-left: “Baltic”, “Antler”, “Mare”, “Winter Wheat”, “Antique Lace”, “Well Water”, “Thunderstorm”, and “Oxblood”.
Due to its generous yardage (420 yards per skein!), tosh merino light is a popular choice for light-weight pullovers and cardigans (like Dianna Walla’s “Vasa” shown above – Dianna is running a KAL for “Vasa” right now through her blog, Paper Tiger, found here), as well as shawls and scarves worked with sock or fingering-weight yarn.
tosh sock, clockwise from top-left: “Ink”, “Silver Fox”, “Cousteau”, “Flashdance”, “Chamomile”, “Robin’s Egg”, “Citrus”, and “Edison Bulb”.
tosh sock, a 100% superwash merino sock-weight yarn, is also a popular choice for sweaters (such as Veera Valimaki’s “Hay Cardigan” shown above) as well as for hats, scarves, gloves, and of course, socks. As you might already know, Veera Valimaki is one of my favourite designers, and many of her designs, including the “Little Things” hat, the “Stripe Study” shawl, and the infamous “Color Affection”, could be made with either the tosh sock or the tosh merino light.
Drop in soon to see these colours in person before they’re all gone! 🙂