Oh Twist Light, how I adore thee. You are soft and tightly plied, just like I want in a sock yarn. And you have nylon, which is a huge plus (and rare for Madelinetosh). While you are totally meant for socks, we all know we use sock yarn for many other things. And since three-color projects are all the rage, here are some color combinations that I've been eyeing.
Below each color selection you'll see links to pattern ideas from Rachael (she's your personal shopper/shipper) and I that I really REALLY recommend clicking through to see on Ravelry. She has a good eye for these things, so I think you'll have a good range of choices from the both of us.
I love this dusky, romantic combination of Blackcurrant, Opaline and Alizarin. Since these three are all slightly variegated instead of semi solid, I think the larger blocks of color in Moonstruck would be superb. Or go with Sunstruck and use the Leopard color as the dark edge. Want just two colors? Try Thunderstruck.
Daffodil, Mansfield Garden Party and Carnation would look sweetly modern together in any three color shawl. Or try Stripe Study with just two. I knit this pattern a couple years ago in one variegated and one solid and it's so addictive. (I just remembered that I am at the cast-off edge! I need to get that finished and blocked so I can wear it!)
Want some socks? Try two of these for Broken Seed Stitch socks. Or all three for any shawl. Robin's Egg, Grasshopper and Tomato. I knit Tomato in Tosh Sock using the Nutkin pattern a few years ago and the results were fab. Hedera socks would also be gorgeous.
Whiskey Barrel, Vintage Sari and Firewood. These are very similar to the colors I used in my Color Affection Shawl a couple years ago, so I definitely recommend that for these colors (or any of these color combos). Or you could pair two of these colors with the Elfe sweater.
I could go on for days. I have a great selection for you right now and if you see other colors you think you might like together, just use the "Compare" feature to look at several of them on the same page. You just check the "Compare" box of up to four colors and scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Compare Selected." Super simple. And if you'd like one of us to compare them in person too, just e-mail Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org with the colors you're considering and we'll give it a look. We're happy to help!