Yarn Review - Tosh Wool + Cotton

by Janet Avila

Yarn Review - Tosh Wool + Cotton

Madelinetosh has a new base, Tosh Wool + Cotton, a DK weight base made up of a blend of 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Pima Cotton. 

Why You'll Love It

  • Tosh Wool + Cotton is machine washable so it becomes an easy care garment for babies (and adults that sweat!)
  • Do you run too hot for wool? The addition of cotton will keep you cool. This is great for transition wear.
  • Wool + Cotton feels smooth and soft and sturdy like cotton. However, the wool keeps it from being too heavy and provides some elasticity so it will hold its shape. It feels a little like a lighter version of Spud&Chloe Sweater, if you are familiar with that.
  • It knits up at a variety of gauges: 5.5 to 4 stitches per inch.
  • It is very drapey. I can picture it making a beautiful shawl.

 

How the Colors Look

Because this yarn is a mix of plant and animal fibers, the colors are soft, like stonewash. See the picture above to compare the same Candlewick color in Tosh Wool + Cotton and Tosh Merino. The wool/cotton blend is much gentler.

What you really don't see in the pictures is the depth of the color - the lights and darks - that make each color very interesting. The variations aren't enough to pool, but they add personality.

 

What You Can Make
Madelinetosh created a collection of patterns (both knit and crochet) to use this yarn. They chose a range of designers and project types to show off the versatility of the yarn. It's an eclectic group - some lace, some more fitted, some more slouchy. My favorites are the Botanical Tee (knit) and the Frankie's Bucket Hat (crochet), but take a look at the entire collection here.

It would also make an amazing Campside Shawl. Perfect to wrap up in on a cool evening by the lake.

Click here to see all the colors. We would love to see what you make with it. If you post a picture, please tag us @stringtheoryyarnco.  Thanks!





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