Madeleine Sport Weight – 100% SW Merino Hand Dyed Yarn 325 yds


Madeleine is 100% Superwash Merino, 3-ply yarn. This sport weight yarn is springy and soft. It provides great stitch definition in a finished project and is perfect for baby blankets, children’s clothes and next to skin projects such as cowls and hats.


Madeleine is 100% Superwash Merino hand dyed sport weight yarn. It is 2-ply, soft and produces a wonderful fabric. Knitted double, the results are warm and squishy! It is great for next to skin garments and children’s items. It is my go to for baby blankets.

325 yards/100 grams

100% Superwash Merino Wool

Suggested gauge: 5.5-6.5 stitches/inch on size 3-5 US needles. Always check your gauge for the pattern.

Care: May be machine washed with care, I do not recommend machine drying.

Madeleine is a perfect yarn for children’s items. It is machine washable and wears well. I have made several baby blankets using Madeleine. My go to blanket for new babies is Big Bad Baby Blanket by LIsa Shobhana Mason, it was published in Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook. I used Madeleine held double to produce a soft, squishy blanket.

Vivienne’s Big Bad Baby Blanket – Kiwi & Sweet Pea

Here are a couple of suggested combinations:

Jewel & Grey Sky


Little Miss & Rose Wine



Additional information


Baptisia, Barbie Pink, Bee Balm, Black Angus, Blue Jean Baby, Brass, Bumblebee, Caterpillar, Cheyenne Spirt, Chlorophyll, Enchantment, Granite, Grey Sky, Hadspun Blue, Khaki, Jelly, Jewel, Kiwi, Little Miss, Miss Pinky, Mulberry Bush, Pagoda, Penguin, Periwinkle, Pewter, Poppy, Purple Rain, Raspberry Jam, Rose Wine, Seaside Village, Suit & Tie, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Pea, Tomato, Undyed

Additional Information

Nightingale Fibers yarns are dyed in small (2-5 skeins) batches with professional grade dyes that are colorfast and washfast. My colors and colorways are inspired by the world around me, including the garden, the woods, and other colors found in nature.

Yarns in stock are ready to ship. Every effort will be made to ship yarns from the same dye lot – this means they were dyed at the same time. Even yarns dyed in the same dye pot have variation. It is recommended, when working with hand dyed yarns in projects that require more than one skein, that you alternate skeins throughout your project to blend the colors. If the number of skeins you order are not available from the same dye lot, I will contact you.

I have done my best to get an accurate photo of the colors, but monitors do vary, and the color may be slightly different in real life.

As a nurse for over 40 years, and a nurse midwife for almost 30, I have studied and practiced under the guiding light of many famous nurses. The name of our company, Nightingale Fibers, reflects my two callings: as a nurse and a lover of the fiber arts. Our yarns are named after nurses who have influenced nursing and healthcare.

Madeline Leininger (1925-2012) was a nursing theorist, nursing professor and developer of the concept of transcultural nursing. First published in 1961, her contributions to nursing theory involved the discussion of what it is to care.