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Madelinetosh Tosh DK

Madelinetosh Tosh DK (formerly Tosh Worsted) is a superbly soft DK to light worsted weight yarn that is hand dyed in exceptional colors. This yarn is incredibly soft and perfect for your next project, whether it's a garment or accessory, or for kids or adults. The superwash merino is easy to care for, and the sophisticated colors of Tosh DK add to the beauty.

Please note: Each skein of Tosh DK 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 Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/225yd
Gauge:
5-5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MadelinetoshTosh DK
 
4.6

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (96)
  • Good weight (92)
  • Soft (90)
  • Knits quickly (66)
  • Machine washable (42)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Snags (3)
  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (80)
  • Scarves (75)
  • Hats (67)
  • Gloves (39)
  • Socks (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (80), Artist (23), Parent (22), Collector (19), Novice (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tosh DK

This was my first order and use of Tosh DK and it's a very good experience. I have the Bark colourway, the skeins have been quite well matched, and the colour received matched...Read complete review

This was my first order and use of Tosh DK and it's a very good experience. I have the Bark colourway, the skeins have been quite well matched, and the colour received matched my expectations from the online pictures. Tosh DK is nice and soft to use, knits up quite quickly, it does occasionally split a little but nothing major. Skeins were easy to wind up into balls, no tangling. My cardigan looks good although not quite finished yet. The only minus is the price - Madelinetosh is not cheap, but admitedly those are really nice and good quality yarns and we get some nice discounts here, so I should be ordering again :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Am I the only one that doesn't like it?

This is the most expensive yarn I ever purchased and when it arrived I gasped at how beautiful it was. So why the poor review? The first skein I tried to wind with my...Read complete review

This is the most expensive yarn I ever purchased and when it arrived I gasped at how beautiful it was. So why the poor review? The first skein I tried to wind with my trusty ball winder was a joke. It was tangled beyond belief. Took me hours to fix with lots of cussing and swearing. When it was finally untangled it would not wind on the ball winder. This is a first for this winder. Next I knit a swatch. 5 stitches to the inch on fives and it didn't like my circular needles. It was like trying to knit with a slippery little cable and it hurt my hands. I had to go down two needle sizes and I'm not a loose knitter. the fabric was stiff and dense - not what I expected after all the reviews. The deal breaker was the dye job. Every time I accidentaly poked the yarn there was a white spot where the yarn was not dyed through! If I made a mistake it looked terrible even though the yarn bounced back. I'm sorry but I'm sending the rest back. I am terribly dissapointed with this yarn. Sad that it's so pretty but I can't use it.

Reviewed by 125 customers

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5.0

endlessly fascinating

By Cristina

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Socks
    • Sweaters
    • The Honey Cowl

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

    So pleasing to knit--color and texture. It shows stitches beautifully. I want Tosh DK in every color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Stuff

    By Laxmom

    from CT

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Knit Up A Honey Cowl Fast
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

        Love the yarn and the colors are beautiful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        beautfully soft, wonderful stitch definition

        By Susan

        from Black Mountain, NC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

            This is the best dk/worsted-weight yarn I have encountered.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            one of my favorites

            By Berky

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Crocheter, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • High Price

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

            I ordered the yarn to use in a crocheted afghan as a wedding present. I've used it before and love the feel, weight, and colors of this yarn. I've knitted with it, too. I have not yet washed anything made with it, though, so cannot speak to its durability with regard to washing and long-term wear. It does not seem to pill.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Madelinetosh DK is the best DK I have worked with

            By Katy1marie

            from Ohio

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adaptability To Projects
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anything

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

              I have made sweaters, dresses, hats, gloves, scarves, cowls, shawls with this. I really don't know of a project I would not be able to adapt this to! It is my ultimate choice for a DK yarn for a project that I can wear frequently. I used DK to make the ICON dress.....beyond gorgeous!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Knitting Experience with this Yarn

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              By Yarn Connoisseur

              from Hendersonville NC

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

                I really enjoyed working with this yarn. It felt so wonderful, I actually finished an entire sweater in less than 3 weeks! The yarn behaved well through the blocking process.

                Note: In my experience, this yarn didn't stretch much during the blocking process. After it is pinned out and dried, the yarn shrunk back slightly to it's pre-blocked size after it was unpinned.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Madeline Tosh DK Review

                By Jeannie

                from Scio, Oregon

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

                  I love Tosh yarns. Beautiful colors, soft, moves nicely through my hands as I knit.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  a wonderful yarn

                  By Berky

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Crocheter, Enthusiast, Machine Knitter

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Afghans
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

                  I love Madelintosh yarns. They are wonderfully soft and a joy to knit or crochet with. Their dyes and colors are also really wonderful. I love the fact that the solid colors are not evenly dyed. I'm using my most recent purchase for a wedding gift of an afghan and since the bride likes grey, I went with grey. It was very frustrating for me (who loves color) to have to buy grey, but it turns out that there are many variations of grey among the Tosh DK yarns. And since the yarns have wonderful tonal changes, the final product will be quite lovely. It's a wonderful yarn to work with, as well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Tosh DK

                  By Knitdoc

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Expert knitter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistently Beautiful
                  • Good Weight
                  • Gorgeous Colours
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

                    I use this yarn regularly for sweaters because of its consistent quality and gorgeously dyed colours. It can make a simple sweater magnificent

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gorgeous Wool

                    By Deborah

                    from Montreal, Quebec

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh DK:

                      Beautiful stitch definition. Washes like a dream. My favourite DK yarn at the moment for sweaters. Just gorgeous.

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                      • No

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