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Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light is a 100% superwash merino wool, single-ply fingering weight yarn with a generous 420 yards per skein. One skein is more than enough yardage to complete a pair of socks and two skeins can complete a full-sized lace project. Each incredibly soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots.

Please note: Each skein of Tosh Merino Light is unique. There are no dye lots and skeins may vary. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/420yds
Gauge:
6.5-7.5 sts = 1" on US 1-2
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
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MadelinetoshTosh Merino Light
 
4.6

(based on 160 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (132)
  • Nice texture (128)
  • Good weight (119)
  • Knits quickly (55)
  • Dyed evenly (48)

Cons

  • Snags (7)
  • Sheds (6)
  • Twists up (5)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (107)
  • Sweaters (71)
  • Hats (50)
  • Socks (48)
  • Gloves (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (115), Artist (27), Parent (21), Collector (20), Novice (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (150), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft and Beautiful!

I used the magenta colorway to make double sized hexagons for the Beekeeper's Quilt. The colorway is beautiful and has various shade of purple in it, which have just the right amount of...Read complete review

I used the magenta colorway to make double sized hexagons for the Beekeeper's Quilt. The colorway is beautiful and has various shade of purple in it, which have just the right amount of contrast. Pooling has not been an issue at all, and the depth of color is amazing.
I was a bit worried about this yarn being single-ply, but I have had no problems with the yarn splitting or twisting up. I would recommend this yarn for scarves and shawls, but I would be a bit worried to use it for socks and would recommend a plied yarn, like Tosh Sock.
The yarn is soft and springy, and is not at all itchy. The machine washability makes is the icing on the cake!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Happy with this Yarn

I had an average of 3 - 4 spliced yarn knots per skein. On top of that I also had (in 2 skeins) very cleanly cut pieces of yarn that I had to...Read complete review

I had an average of 3 - 4 spliced yarn knots per skein. On top of that I also had (in 2 skeins) very cleanly cut pieces of yarn that I had to tie back together (when winding the yarn - there was just unexpected clean cut end pieces). I wind my yarn by hand so it wasn't from quickly winding on a yarn swift that "broke" the yarn. These were not breaks - but clean cuts. This single ply yarn is very loose and fragile in many places. After I managed to complete my lace knit stole and gently washed before blocking - I saw that there were 6 places in the lace knit pattern where the yarn had broken again (not where the knots were). I also had to alter my pattern as I bought more yarn than I needed and yet fell way short of yarn needed to make my wrap the length specified in my pattern. My gauge was correct - I feel I was shorted on the yarn in the skeins some as I should have had at least 60 yds left over (the pattern called for 1200 yds and I purchased 3 skeins). This is the first time I have ever run out of yarn when knitting any project - I always have left over yarn. There were 17 pattern on each half but I was only able to complete 10 1/2 on the 2nd side. I hesitate to machine wash this as it is SO fragile (the lable says you can machine wash). I was torn between knitting my project in this yarn or my usual favorite Lorna's Laces - I chose this because it was a little less (cost wise). The colors are very pretty and work well with the pattern I used - I just don't see how it will be worn much due to the fragile nature of this yarn. I was hoping to have something special (a stole) as a knit keepsake from my son's wedding. I'll be lucky to have it last through the ceremony.

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4.0

Beautiful Colors

By Newsitian

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    It all started when I bought the Madelinetosh Rooibos Red Velvet Collection of various colors of reds and pinks. There wasn't enough yarn to complete the socks I envisioned, so I then bought these five full sized balls. The colors are exquisite. I've also made a hat and now I'm in the process of making a shawl from my additional purchase. I can't wait for a nip in the air so I cand model my new set.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Fabulous yarn

    By nancyjog

    from Elmira

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Love this yarn. Beautiful colors, easy to knit.
      Quick service.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I buy this yarn over and over!

      By JMS

      from Toronto, Canada

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      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Great Colour Selection
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        I typically use this yarn to make light cardigans and sweaters. The subtle colour shifts don't pool and it works up just beautifully. At first I thought working sweaters in this lighter weight yarn on smallish needles would be daunting, but it's now my go-to yarn.

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        • No

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        5.0

        My new favorite!

        By ALadner

        from Maine

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          I used this to make a lovely wrap and the drape and feel is amazing.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A joy to knit! -

          By Jani

          from QLD, Australia

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            I'm using 8 colours to make a LARGE shawl/scarf - using 4mm needles creates a nice drapery fabric with my somewhat loose knitting style - I love the slight variances in thickness and colours - makes for a gorgeous, interesting knit -

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lovely yarn in every way

            By Gabriella

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Grandparent And Widow, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Addictive Yarn
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun To Touch And Look At
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              I am now working on a gorgeous knit lace pullover and am often tempted to knit rather than sleep.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this yarn

              By Jaylin

              from New zealand

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  Love the colour and texture

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Color problem

                  By strikkejenta

                  from Manchester, Vermont

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Different Color From Phot

                  Best Uses

                  • Childrens clothes
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  I was excited to try this yarn, but when it arrived the color did not match the photo on the web site. I ended up not using it for it's intended project.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Fab Mad

                  By Marin muscles

                  from Marin county

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Newbie, Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • The Color Is Brilliant

                  Cons

                  • Don't Have Any Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For Making Waves Carri
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  I will make the making waves cardi for myself for the fall.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Not just for knitters

                  By weavenotes

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Weaver

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fulls Beautifully
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Use As Warp And Weft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                    For weaving: Used as both warp and weft sett at 15-16 epi.loosely woven lace weave. Machine washed(mesh bag), hang dry). Elasticity rebounded,gentle fulling, very soft. Also paired with Berrocco Folio as warp.

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                    • No

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