Tosh! Tosh! Tosh!
The Tosh is finally here after my very impatient waiting and counting down, and I have no shame at my grade school child lack of control in immediately pulling several skeins for the projects I have been daydreaming about these past 5 MONTHS since we set our hearts on an early fall tosh arrival.
We have 3 yarns bodies here in some perfect early-fall-is-almost-on-my-mind weights. I realize it is nearly half way through September, school is back and leaves are already a’changing in some places, but you remember now! We are in the south! 92 degrees and humid today! Welcome to Savannah, ya’ll!
Madelinetosh Sock is a 100% superwash merino with 395 yards for a 1 skein, 2 full sock deal, super squishy and great for all levels of knitters.
Now aside from its obvious name sake, tosh sock lends its self to a plethora of other projects. You can try looking up any number of Stephen West’s shawl, scarf and wraps, many of which use this weight. Or take a peak at the Hitcherhiker scarf which has absolutely taken knitters everywhere. Go way on a limb, and take a look at this modern boxy take on a pullover purposefully over-sized to flatter several shapes, sizes and ages. Relax by Riniko is a piece I stumbled across sometime ago, and have since shared it with several knitters who come into the shop looking for a different, modern piece. And because of the large areas of stockinette, a hand-dyed yarn like tosh would really be allowed to speak for itself without competing with the construction design.
Merino Light is a 100% superwash merino wool fingering weight single ply with a low twist count, which gives it this wonderfully unique ability to puff up to fill the excess space if knit larger than gauge, making for a light weight, airy, almost see through knit. Celia Rehm, the newest addition to our staff here at the shop, is knitting her first shop sample in Alazarian of merino light on a recent 16 hour car ride, and has been keeping us up to date on progress report pictures. The Knitted Baby Set #100 is a free ravelry pattern; top down raglan with a feather and fan detail and crocheted edging details in a contrasting yarn. And I have to say, with 10 other color ways to choose from, finally settling on the Alazarian was not an easy decision.
The largest weight for those Early fall cool spells is Tosk DK, a 100% superwash merino 6 ply with 225 yards, that knits more like a light worsted, and is super lofty to boot. I’ve been salivating over the Madelinetosh Creature of Comforts Cardi for over a year now, and have finally committed to a colorway not even shown below (because I claimed all 8 skeins and didn’t want to taunt you with its saturated cobalt blue brilliance).
Check out this great one-skein hat Molly on ravelry. We knitted one up right quick when the yarn got in to add the our ever-increasing hat wall.
That brings us to a close for today. Check out our class listing and fall projects schedule going up tomorrow, Thursday the 12th. Sneak preview, we’ve got sock dyeing, intarsia owl, whales and hedgehogs (Oh My!) and our first community project free and open to participation for those who sign up in time! Limited spaces though, so come back tomorrow and mark your calendars.