TONOFWOOL was founded by Kylie Gusset in 2011. I must admit I looked at the product then and dismissed it as I don’t usually knit with white/cream yarns and also usually not with anything heavier than a DK (I didn’t realise it was available in fingering weight or in black & grey). I also had reservations about how soft it was. I had visions of this Merino Corriedale cross resulting in a more “rustic” yarn. I was so wrong, on all levels.
Since then I have heard how amazing this yarn is & how soft; and so I was keen to try it but still hesitant to spend the money.
But then Kylie offered samples of the Aran Weight. Luckily I was able to get my hands on one of these. It is more a natural creamy white than the bright white that this photo depicts.
The first thing I noticed was how squishy the yarn is, and soft. I imagined this knit in an Aran style sweater – it would look & feel amazing!
I used 5.5mm needles (just some cheap straight bamboos that were handy at the time) and tried out a few stitches.
A 2×2 rib, stocking stitch, moss stitch, reverse stockinette, cables, bobbles ……
It is a dream to knit with, soft & easy on the hands yet with great stitch definition. I definitely want to knit a garment with this yarn, something with a fabulous texture pattern, maybe some cables, ideally in black or grey, but we’ll see.