What to make with Madelinetosh Tosh DK (or any 8ply!)

Author: Deb McDonald  Date Posted:17 June 2024 

There's a LOT to love about Tosh DK - and it's not just the amazing hand dyed colours. 

Madelinetosh Tosh DK is a versatile, plump, woolly 100% superwash merino wool 8ply weight yarn. It's constructed of 4 plies of yarn twisted together, which knits and crochets into luxurious fabrics with wonderful stitch definition, perfect for gorgeous, squishy scarves, shawls and garments. 


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Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Rye Bourbon, Lost in Trees and Fire Opal

Spun in a mill in South Africa, Tosh DK is smoother than Tosh Merino Light. At the same time, it's just a touch uneven so the colour is slightly mottled in the skein. Once made up, these variations smooth and even out and give this beautiful yarn a quality of its own.

And don't forget, if you want to order any colours of Tosh DK that are not in stock, you can preorder them in our Tosh DK Dyed to Order listing here. 

But what would look beautiful made in this gorgeous yarn? Here are some ideas to get you casting on!



Gardinium Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina, The Drapiest Hat by Lesley Anne Robinson 

Cloudy Days Vest by Alicia Plummer


Crochet these: Selva Tee & Sweater by Maria Collarte and Aurora Slipover by Marinela Arapi


Gorgeous crochet: Lowrider Cardigan by Iron Lamb, Reversible Scarf by Ashlea Schumaker



Knit these: Ginny Cardigan by Susanne Sommer, Field Day Cardigan by Ozetta: Hailey Smedley, Textured kimono cardigan by VknitB and Storm Sweater Junior by PetiteKnit (up to size 14yrs)



Perfect for accessories: Ajax Mitts by Stephen Barendt, Coffeehouse Beret by Irina Anikeeva, La Mar Hat by Yuliya Tkacheva and Fingerless Granny Square Mitts by Catherine McLennan



Perfect for layeringSoldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter, Chanty Crop and Speckles and Spice Top - both by Tamy Gore, and Untangled Crop by Olga Putano Designs

The Honey Cowl by Madelinetosh is one of our favourite patterns for beginner knitters to progress beyond knit and purl, and we've put together these yarn kits, each with two skeins of Tosh DK pure wool 8ply yarn plus the pattern!

The Mara Shawl is another great project for beginners wanting to improve their skills or simply for those who want some perfect tv knitting! Worked in gorgeous pure wool Madelinetosh Tosh DK 8ply yarn, you'll love to cuddle up in this soft, squishy shawl. Pattern included.

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Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Crewneck, Mars Rover and Tart

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