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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
$22.00 hank Discountable
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MadelinetoshTosh Chunky
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (11)
  • Beautiful color (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (3)
  • Sweaters (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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.

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5.0

Love this yarn...I use it all the time

By GrammyBecky

from Harleysville, PA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Makes Incredible Sweaters

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

      I make sweaters for all my grandchildren...and this one is a home run! Soft...easy to work with...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great yarn

      By knitsforgeeks

      from San Francisco, CA

      Pros

      • Colors are amazing
      • Smooth
      • Tightly Spun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hat

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

        I knitted slouchy hat that used whole skein, and yarn was dream to knit with. It's very tightly spun, colors are amazing and yarn feels smooth when knitting.
        After I washed the hat, yarn grew a bit, but not too much. I haven't tried to wash it in the machine, although it says it's machine washable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Kielia

        from Kiel, Germany

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best Yarn Ever
        • Easy to knit
        • Gorgeous colors
        • Highest Quality

        Cons

        • absolutely nothing

        Best Uses

        • Cardigans
        • For Everything
        • Laces
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

        Best yarn ever! Highest quality, easy to knit and fantastic colors. I got to know this yarn by accident and I am totally addicted to it by now ;). It is really perfect for sweaters, cardigans, mittens, scarfs...whatever you like to knit.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I highliy recommend the service provided. Thank you very much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Perfect for knitted caps

        By kyblue

        from Louisville, Ky

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colors
        • Soft
        • Stitch definition

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

            I have only knitted caps and scarves with this but I'm sure it would be great for other things. Ordered a red once that was so great but now not sure of the color, it was for a cancer patient friend and I didn't keep the info. Ordered the Robin Red Breast recently for myself and it isn't the pretty bright red I wanted. Would have rated this yarn a 5 but I got a blue yarn once that had a lot of white in it where the yarn had not been dyed completely and I guess I am still disappointed over that. No one locally carries the chunky so I am stuck with ordering it on line and I hate the hassle of returning, as I am disabled and can't get out easily. Yarn producers and vendors, in my opinion quality control is your responsibility, Particularly when we save our money up for good yarn!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful yarn

            By LJAX

            from Cody, Wyoming

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • The color was lovely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pullover Sweater

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky:

              Plan to use the Tosh chunky for a pullover cape style sweater but I am sure it would be great for any project using Medium to large needles.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Timely delivery and in perfect condition.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              Returned

              By Gail

              from Wilson, NY

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              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

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                      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.

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                          • No

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