Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skeins Rainbow! Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

The saying ‘good things come in small packages’ rang true when a tiny box of delights arrived at Loop the other week.

You certainly know what huge fans we are of Madelinetosh’s sumptuous colours and quality fibres and now we have mini versions of their Merino Light  – the appropriately named Unicorn Tails!

 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skeins! Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com.jpg

Made from the same 100% superwash merino as their big sibling Merino Light, these little twists of 4 ply are 47m (52 yds) of our favourite shades, plus some new colours too.

Unicorn Tail and Merino Light in Coquette

Unicorn Tail and Merino Light in Coquette

These neons remind us of the colour in the Muhu Island book we featured on the blog recently (and the good news is we have lots more Muhu Birds in stock). In fact, these mini amounts of yarn are just what you need for a fair isle project. Either incorporate in your knitting or use for embroidery and duplicate stitch on your design.

L-R Pop Rocks, Edison Bulb, Button Jar.

L-R Pop Rocks, Edison Bulb, Button Jar.

In contrast, there are some subdued neutrals too…

CW From Top - Antler, Dirty Panther, Charcoal, Dust Bowl.

CW From Top – Antler, Dirty Panther, Charcoal, Dust Bowl.

…and some rich velvet shades, including the firm favourite Tart and newbie Purple Basil.

 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skeins! Neautral Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

L-R Purple Basil, Tart, Fathom

For those of you who are working on The Bee Keepers Quilt and have a growing collection of Hexipuffs, these mini skeins are just the things to supplement your stash leftovers.

L-R Celadon, Big Sur, Jade

L-R Celadon, Big Sur, Jade

What about using them to make a collection of granny squares? The Babette Blanket crocheted by Juju a couple of years ago, which is still much admired by visitors to the shop, is a inspiring example of how colourful you can go!

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skeins - Worn Denim, Cousteau, Glazed Pecan. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

L-R Worn Denim, Cousteau, Glazed Pecan

Here are some of the new colours that we mentioned!

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skeins! Firewood, Cathedral, Mandala. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Top – Bottom Madela, Catherdral, Firewood

We think they are a great way to play with colour combinations and swatch your ideas before committing to a garment or shawl. We’ve had fun playing with the myriad of combinations that can be achieved. Why not add a stripe to a shawl or use a different shade for your cast off edge?

Unicorn Tail Mandela on Merino Light Antler

Unicorn Tail Mandela on Merino Light Antler

Unicorn Tail Glazed Pecan on Merino Light Baltic

Unicorn Tail Glazed Pecan on Merino Light Baltic

Unicorn Tail Cathedral and Merino Light Dirty Panther

Unicorn Tail Cathedral and Merino Light Dirty Panther

Love bright colours, but not sure how a whole shawl would look? Unicorn Tails are just the thing to pair with a darker colour – these neon shade just seem to glow!

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skein - Pop Rocsks and Tosh Merino Light - Purple Basil. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Unicorn Tail Pop Rocks on Merino Light Purple Basil

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Mini Skein - Edison Bulb and Tosh Merino Light - Charcoal. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Unicorn Tail Edison Bulb on Merino Light Charcoal

You can view all the Unicorn Tails here, plus see the whole range of Madelinetosh yarns we stock here – we can’t wait to see what combinations you come up with!

Happy Knitting!

P.S. Loop is on Instagram! You may have been following our old account so make to sure change and follow us at our new profile – LoopLondonLoves. Besides posting inspiring images, you’ll have all the info on when new stock arrives, when yarns go on sale plus we might be having the odd competition from time to time!

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2 comments on “Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
  1. Michele says:

    Just like Saturday morning visits to the sweet shop with your pocket money.
    Great start to the weekend! Thanks for the treats.

  2. Jo Winwood says:

    Such beautiful colours, would love to use them at some stage. Thank you for brightening a dull, drizzly Friday!

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