Madelinetosh and my baby knitting philosophy
A new favorite yarn at the Polka Dot Sheep and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe is the Madelinetosh line. We have two of the most popular yarn weights available. In the Tosh Sock, currently there are 26 colorways in stock. In the DK weight, there are 14 colorways in stock. The dying of this yarn is rather unique and knits up without pooling in the variegated colorways. If you are a Malabrigo Lover, you are sure to love Madelinetosh. They are so different yet addictive in the same way.
I have recently finished two projects with Madelinetosh yarn. The first project is pictured above, the Lacey Baktus (Ravelry link). I absolutely love this colorway, Robin’s Egg. It is such a happy color without being too sweet or loud. This little scarf is a thank you gift for someone special who loves scarves as an accessory.
A sweet little vest for a good friend’s new baby boy is my other completed project. The pattern is the very popular Milo vest, available for purchase as a Ravelry download. I made the 6 month size but I deliberately knit it at a slightly tighter gauge. I used less than one skein of Madelintosh DK in the Silver Fox colorway. I think he will look very handsome in this color especially since he has very dark hair.
I know that some may say that a lovely yarn like this isn’t practial for a baby or it is too expensive. But as a mommy I will tell you, superwash wool isn’t any more difficult to care for than other nice baby clothes. I simply wash it gently in the machine with cool water and let the item dry flat on top the dryer. As to the cost, this yarn is the same price as a big box of diapers (sad I know) but so much nicer and honestly you will have a pleasant time knitting the gift and the mommy will love the gift. We all know babies need diapers but they aren’t nearly as much fun to buy or receive.
What do you think about my baby gift knitting philosophy? What yarns do you use for gifts? More importantly, have you tried any Madelinetosh yarns? Let us know what you think and feel free to share your projects on our Facebook page.
Happy knitting for others or yourself!
~ Angela M.