Madelinetosh Yarn Club, Reader’s Edition: Fantasy

I treated myself to a subscription to Madelinetosh’s 2023 quarterly yarn club, both because I’m loving trying themed yarn colorways and because this year’s theme is the “reader’s edition”! Each box comes with 2 skeins and 1 “book-centric gift”:

  • February | Fantasy
  • May | Literary Fiction
  • August | Mystery
  • November | Self Help
    • 2 skeins of Tosh Unwind (New Limited Edition yarn base)
    • Book-centric gift

I am most looking forward to August because I love mysteries, but February’s theme of “fantasy” came as a close second in anticipation. I am disappointed there isn’t a science fiction-themed quarter, but I am happy regardless.

The February / Fantasy box arrived in a simple cardboard box with “Love, Madelinetosh” on it

brown cardboard box with "love, Madelinetosh" on it in black with a fanciful heart
open box with "M T" tissue paper that looks like it says "T M" viewed through the thin tissue paper

The February “book-centric” gift is a leather bookmark with “M T” embossed on it. The February exclusive colorway is called “Legend Has it”. It is a mix of pink, orange, coral, and copper with copper sparkles in it. The TML + Copper yarn base is described by Madelinetosh as:

Bronzed copper strands of stellina woven throughout our classic base Tosh Merino Light.

Photos are for color reference only. The colors shown here are actually dyed on TML.

  • 90% Superwash Merino wool / 8% Acrylic / 2% Stellina
  • 420 yards per skein | 384 meters
  • 26 – 30 sts = 4in or 10cm | US 1 – 2 or 2.25 – 2.75mm
  • 21 – 32 sts = 4in or 10cm | US B1 – E4 or 2.25 – 3.5mm
  • Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, air dry flat
  • Hand-Dyed in Texas from ethically sourced wool from South Africa
  • Skeins are dyed-to-order by Madelinetosh artisans and ship within 10-14 business days.
Madelinetosh TML + Copper
brown leather "M T" bookmark with two skeins of Madelinetosh "Legend Has It" yarn, "TML + copper"; the yarn is pink/orange/coral/copper/sparkle yarn sitting in tissue paper in a cardboard box
brown leather "M T" bookmark with two skeins of Madelinetosh "Legend Has It" yarn, "TML + copper"; the yarn is pink/orange/coral/copper/sparkle yarn fully unboxed and displayed on a grey cushion

Overall, I like the colorway. I am not really into sparkly yarn, but I like the warmth of all of the colors, and the sparkle is fairly understated. The book / series I would pair with this yarn is The House of Shattered Wings / the Dominion of the Fallen series by Aliette de Bodard, “A series of dark Gothic fantasies set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war–featuring magicians, witches, alchemists, Fallen angels, and the odd Vietnamese ex-Immortal…”, with the first book being a murder mystery (here’s me sneaking my love of mystery into my love of fantasy).

I plan to knit the yarn into socks on my circular sock knitting machine, and have coned the yarn in preparation.

2 cones of pink/orange/coral/copper/sparkle yarn (the "legend has it" colorway from Madelinetosh's fantasy book theme)