April 22, 2013

MadMay Sale


It’s that time again — Mad May — where fiber folks pledge to use yarns from Madeline Tosh for the month of May.  This is a great opportunity for those of you who have yet to try this amazing yarn, and an equally great opportunity for Tosh lovers to take advantage of this deal.

Starting 12:01 A.M. on April 23rd through 11:59 P.M. on April 30th, we are offering 10% off all our Madeline Tosh yarns. All your favorites are on sale: Tosh LaceTosh SockTosh Merino LightPashminaTosh SportTosh DKTosh Merino DKTosh VintagePashmina WorstedTosh Chunky, and Tosh Bulky.

This offer is available online only, so please use the code “madmay13″ at checkout. Remember, we offer free, speedy U.S. shipping over $75, otherwise it’s a $4 flat rate. We also ship internationally. For this promotion, all sales are final (no refund or exchange).

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April 21, 2013

MadMay Project Inspiration: Honey Cowl

The honey cowl, a hypnotically beautiful infinity scarf, can be made from a variety of Madelinetosh yarns (including Tosh DK, Tosh Merino DK, Vintage or Pashmina Worsted). Year after year it proves to be a crowd-pleasing pattern. Using one to two skeins for a single or double wrap cowl, this accessory sits pretty against your neck in any of the expansive Madelinetosh colorways.  Stop by the shop to see any of our many honey cowls in person!

The honey cowl pattern is available for free online.

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MadMay Project Inspiration: Bandwidth

Bandwidth, designed by Stephen West, is a great opportunity to combine bright colors and neutrals.  The hat uses one ball each of two colors of Tosh Vintage.  This would also be great in Pashmina Worsted.

Consider Torchere as your contrast color (the band)


and Whiskers as your main color (the body)


Or maybe Spectrum

and Cloak


Pick your own colors! The pattern for Bandwidth is available in West Knits Two.

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MadMay Project Inspiration: Dandelion Air

Want a quick little knit for MadMay?  Consider Dandelion Air: a lightweight, wispy shawl using a little less than one skein of Tosh Merino Light or Tosh Sock.  The sample features Tosh Merino Light in Candlewick.  We’re giving away this pattern for free with the yarn to make it – one skein of Tosh Merino Light or Tosh Sock.  Interested in the pattern?  Please mention that you’d like the pattern “Dandelion Air” in the special instructions section at check-out and we’ll send it right over.

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MadMay Project Inspiration: Eclipse Top

We were so excited to see local designer Hilary Smith Callis featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Knit Scene and wanted to share the Eclipse Top.



Worked up in Pashmina, this 3-4 skein top is drapey, soft, silky, and vibrant. Consider the color “Vermillion” to whip up a sweater like the one in the photos, or pick your own warm-weather hue from any of the brilliant Pashmina colorways.

The pattern for the Eclipse Top is available in the Summer 2013 issue of Knit Scene.

Filed under: beautiful things to make — Admin @ 1:57 pm

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