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MadelineTosh Vintage

Monday, 1 February, 2010

In my last post I mentioned that MadelineTosh Worsted is now called MadelineTosh DK, and someone asked why the yarn had been renamed. And since I’m currently having a love affair with all things MadelineTosh, I thought I’d answer it a little more in depth.

The yarn on the left is MadTosh formerly-worsted-now-DK. It was always considered to be more of a light worsted so while it certainly works for knitting worsted weight projects, the finished fabric is a little airy. I really like this yarn – the colors are phenomenal, the price is great ($18 for 225 yards), and it’s super soft. The only drawback is every time I’ve knit with it I knit at a tighter gauge than the pattern calls for so the fabric is denser.

The yarn on the right is MadelineTosh’s new worsted weight yarn, which they’re just starting to get out to stores. They’re calling it Vintage, and it’s lovely. While I haven’t had the opportunity to knit with it yet, I can tell by the feel of it that it will produce a heavier fabric.

Vintage is 200 yards and $18 per skein, and comes in the same colors as DK. It is spun at a tighter twist, and when you squeeze them it’s obvious that DK is much bouncier (meaning it will compact more when you knit with it). Vintage feels a little different, but I think that has to do with the density of the yarn – both are 100% superwash merino wool. I’ve seen Vintage in a couple different colors, and all of them look as beautiful and saturated as they do in DK.

So that’s the scoop on the new MadelineTosh yarn. I already know what I’ll be knitting after I’m finished with my Tea Leaves Cardigan – a sweater out of Vintage!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the MadelineTosh DK color is Terrarium, and the Vintage color is Kelp.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Riaknits permalink
    Monday, 1 February, 2010 2:29 pm

    I’ve been eyeing those Tosh yarns for a while now. The colors are mesmerizing. I think I shall take this as a sign that I must take the plunge & get some already! Thanks for the insightful observations.

  2. Aunt Judi permalink
    Monday, 1 February, 2010 3:14 pm

    Though I’m not a knitter, I learn something from you in each of your posts! So enjoy them! Love you.

  3. Monday, 1 February, 2010 4:20 pm

    That Kelp is gorgeous.

    [And yay for getting the full feed back!]

  4. Mom permalink
    Monday, 1 February, 2010 5:37 pm

    LOVE the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.
    xoxoxoox

  5. ponka permalink
    Monday, 1 February, 2010 7:08 pm

    I’m going to have to get my hands on some of that – those colors are beautiful!

    Also, doesn’t Berroco have a (relatively) new yarn called Vintage as well?

  6. Monday, 1 February, 2010 8:20 pm

    The colors are super. I really like that Kelp! I have not yet had the pleasure of knitting with these yarns, but you are severely tempting me.

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