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!