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Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky

Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky is a gorgeous chunky yarn that is dyed in Madelinetosh's incredible colorways. Whip up a special project in no time! Great for gifts.

Please note: Each skein of Tosh Chunky is unique. There are no dye lots and skeins may vary. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/165yds
Gauge:
3.5-4 sts = 1" on US 9-10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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MadelinetoshTosh Chunky
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (10)
  • Beautiful color (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Still loving it

    This is a follow-up to my review to add images. Finished projects and I am still loving this yarn. Used size 10 needles (byrspun straight & addi circular). The variation in color...Read complete review

    This is a follow-up to my review to add images. Finished projects and I am still loving this yarn. Used size 10 needles (byrspun straight & addi circular). The variation in color saturation is noticeable in each hank, so would not recommend for project where this matters (thought it added "character" to my scarves). Cowl is Lepidoptra adn Scarf is graphite (color much darker than show in product detail)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A good specialty yarn

    This yarn is tightly spun and doesn't split. The colors are all they are hyped to be--glowing with a depth not often seen, the small variations making a fabric that holds the...Read complete review

    This yarn is tightly spun and doesn't split. The colors are all they are hyped to be--glowing with a depth not often seen, the small variations making a fabric that holds the attention. The yarn has a sure, easy feel during the working. I could have, and sometimes did, work in the dark. I agree with other reviewers about the weight: it seems more like heavy worsted than chunky. In fact, WEBS lists it in their heavy worsted section also.

    I would have given 5 stars, but took one off because one hank had cut places in it. That's the stuff of cheapo, dollar a pound yarn, not premier wool of this price. I had the aggravation of several unplanned splices in mid-row.

    I sawed off another star because--also noted in another review--it has a chemical smell, probably from the dye. I wonder if other Colorway yarns have this same odor. I expect it to leave after a wash or two, but to smell it during the stiching is, well, one shouldn't have to.

    The yarn was for a self-designed smoking jacket done in Harris Tweed stitch on no. 9 bamboo needles, with letters rf and back. The knit-on bands and collar, and the sash are in seed stitch. I used Tart for MC, and Whiskey Barrel for CC. Overall, I'm pleased with the result and would, with the two chancy caveats above, recommend this brand. But it seems more like a specialty product, best suited for certain types of projects than for general purpose.

    Reviewed by 34 customers

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    2.0

    Returned

    By Gail

    from Wilson, NY

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • feels nice

    Cons

    • Color not like photo
    • Reeked Of Vinegar

    Best Uses

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

      Yarn color was nothing like the photo that was posted. In addition, the yarn reeked of vinegar. I am guessing that Madelinetosh uses acetic acid to set their dyes, and this skein was not rinsed / aired out sufficiently. This item was backordered for quite a while, so I was extra disappointed when it finally arrived and was not usable for my project.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice yarn

      By yarne679

      from Michigan

      Pros

      • Ease To Knit With
      • The Feel Of The Yarn

      Cons

      • This Is Not A Chunky Yarn

      Best Uses

      • Boot Toppers

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

      I bought this yarn to make a hat, Hat was finished but it did not have the stretch it needed to fit my husbands head. So took it all apart. Tried larger needles and a different pattern, still did not work took that apart, decided I liked this yarn so much I would make myself something.
      Made boot toppers, very cute and LOVE this yarn...

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      5.0

      Chunk-a-licious

      By ivyall

      from Westminster, Maryland

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

            I knitted up a seed stitch cowl quickly and with ease.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Ready for Winter

            By So Plush

            from Bethesda MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful pattern
            • Colors are vibrant
            • Soft wool
            • Very easy to work with

            Cons

            • Not As Chunky As I Though

            Best Uses

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

              great for sweaters and scarves

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good quality yarn!

              By Robbytheknitter

              from Charlottesville, VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Soft
              • Superwash

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                I actually really like this yarn. I wasn't sure at first because of the reviews I read concerning inconsistent dying but this batched worked out well. I have used 7 out of 11 skeins so far and have found no knots and no white spots. This is a good yarn and the colors are deep and brilliant.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great yarn

                By Cathy

                from Mahopac, ny

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                      I used this yarn to make a shawl that will be raffled off to raise funds for our local mental health clinic. Yarn looks more expensiive than it really cost. I am very pleased. The colors I chose blend nicely together.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Divine

                      By marthab

                      from new york

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                            I am using this yarn for harmonias rings tunic and it is lovely and perfect.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Beautiful color and stitch definition

                            By Knitcute

                            from Chicago

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                                  Used for a sweater. I felt like the yarn "cooperated" with every stitch. The color melding was very satisfying when finished. I felt like I had really accomplished something because the yarn exceeded my expectations.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Amazing

                                  By Inspired by the past

                                  from Concord nh

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Beautiful Color
                                  • Easy to work with

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Crochet Lace
                                    • Scarf

                                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                                    Work perfectly for my lace scarf pattern

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Comment on this review

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    A good specialty yarn

                                    By Guyzknit2

                                    from Elverta, CA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to work
                                    • Great Colors
                                    • Superb Stitch Definition

                                    Cons

                                    • Chemical Odor
                                    • Cuts In Some Hanks

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Cabin Boots
                                    • Cardigans

                                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

                                    This yarn is tightly spun and doesn't split. The colors are all they are hyped to be--glowing with a depth not often seen, the small variations making a fabric that holds the attention. The yarn has a sure, easy feel during the working. I could have, and sometimes did, work in the dark. I agree with other reviewers about the weight: it seems more like heavy worsted than chunky. In fact, WEBS lists it in their heavy worsted section also.

                                    I would have given 5 stars, but took one off because one hank had cut places in it. That's the stuff of cheapo, dollar a pound yarn, not premier wool of this price. I had the aggravation of several unplanned splices in mid-row.

                                    I sawed off another star because--also noted in another review--it has a chemical smell, probably from the dye. I wonder if other Colorway yarns have this same odor. I expect it to leave after a wash or two, but to smell it during the stiching is, well, one shouldn't have to.

                                    The yarn was for a self-designed smoking jacket done in Harris Tweed stitch on no. 9 bamboo needles, with letters rf and back. The knit-on bands and collar, and the sash are in seed stitch. I used Tart for MC, and Whiskey Barrel for CC. Overall, I'm pleased with the result and would, with the two chancy caveats above, recommend this brand. But it seems more like a specialty product, best suited for certain types of projects than for general purpose.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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