It’s delightfully amazing that I live in the same town that produced Madelinetosh Yarn.  This dyer, which started selling yarn on Etsy in 2006 has grown into one of the premier yarn brands in the United States.  It’s the staple brand that you go to for sweater quantities of yarn.  But despite growing to become a staff of 40 – and being welcomed into the Jimmy Beans family of companies – this dyer still produces unique hand dyed skeins of yarn that will take your breath away.  

Laura Zander is the founder of Madelinetosh, affectionately known as Mad Tosh.  


The skilled ladies of Mad Tosh dye yarn on a variety of bases, making it the perfect choice for almost any project.  A sample of bases includes….

Euro Sock (Fingering – 100% Superwash Merino)

Tosh Mo Light (Fingering – 80% Superwash Merino/ 20% Kid Mohair)

Twist Light (Fingering – 75/25)

Farm Twist (DK – 100% Superwash Merino)

Pashmina (Sport – 75% Merino/15% Silk/ 10% Cashmere)

DK Twist (100% Superwash Merino)

Silk Merino (DK – 50% Merino/ 50% Silk)

ASAP (Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Merino)

Prairie (Lace – 100% Superwash Merino)



The best places to find Madelinetosh are the company website or Jimmy Beans Wool, one of my favorite yarn shops that has a great online presence.  But Mad Tosh is found in local yarn stores (including mine!)  around the country.  It’s popularity has soared in the last five years.

Ease of Shopping

Currently, some bases are not available on the Mad Tosh website, most likely due to delays and shortages associated with the pandemic.  But the website is super easy to use, as is Jimmy Beans.  

Mad Tosh

Shipping Costs

Jimmy Beans Wool has free shipping through the end of August.  And shipping is reasonable on the Mad Tosh website.  If you find what you like on a LYS website, many are offering shipping discounts these days, due to pandemic shop closures.


Though Madelinetosh has become super popular, I still love their colors and the variety of bases they offer.  Be sure to check out this dyer when you need yarn for your next project. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *