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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 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (101)
  • Nice texture (98)
  • Good weight (94)
  • Knits quickly (40)
  • Dyed evenly (31)

Cons

  • Snags (5)
  • Sheds (4)
  • Twists up (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (84)
  • Sweaters (56)
  • Socks (39)
  • Hats (37)
  • Gloves (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (87), Artist (20), Parent (16), Collector (12), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (5)

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.

Reviewed by 126 customers

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4.0

Dreamy yarn

By Suds

from FL

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    I got a perfect skein which was wonderful to crochet with. It is very smelly and that drove me nuts but it was worth it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Not as great

    By Mountain Girl

    from Bear Valley, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Color bleeds
    • Sheds
    • Snags

    Best Uses

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Used 2 skeins of this (Coquette and Magic colors) and of another brand to make a lace and cable shawl. It was terrible to work with. It snagged easily so I had to be very, very careful with each stitch whether it was a plain, lace or cable stitch. Therefore, it was extremely slow going and knitting was not a pleasure but a chore. In addition, when I finished the shawl, the colors ran and ran and ran. I washed and then rinsed over 7 times, even adding vinegar to try to set the color, but the Coquette color kept running. I soaked it in plain water again after drying and the color still ran. What a disappointment. Needless to say, the off white color is now a slight pink.

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      • No

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      5.0

      yarn bought for me

      By Angela

      from utah

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        No comment

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent product...Always great quality

        By Judy

        from Eagle, Id

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          I will either make socks or a small shawl.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Fabulous!

          By Christinabelle

          from Clinton, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lovely color
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Have heard wonderful comments about this yarn and just had to try it. Love it! Was not disappointed. Love the subtle shading in the color.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Received the order so quickly, great service! Thank you. Will definitely be a returning customer!!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Lovely yarn, great service

            By AlisonTX

            from Texas

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Shading
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Tough To Match

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Love the yarn's feel and color but struggled to match it after I ran out unexpectedly.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Teresa at Webs was such a help with this order. Although there was an initial mix-up, she bent over backwards to solve the problem and do everything she could to make sure I had a great match to the yarn I already had. Matching Madelinetosh is not easy, and she went the extra mile to make sure I was happy with my order. Thank you!

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            • No

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            5.0

            favorite yarn

            By SandieB

            from Cornville AZ

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Grandparent, Knitting Addict, Lover Of Good Yarn, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Easy To Fix
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Alternate Skeins For Big
            • Bleeds
            • Unevenly dyed

            Best Uses

            • Any Clothing
            • Dresses
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Shawls
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Interchangeable, 8" cords, sizes 2 and 3

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            • No

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            5.0

            Gorgeous!

            By Rosie

            from Illinois

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawls

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              Worth waiting for!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Wonderful yarn

              By geek Goddess

              from the Woodlands, Texas

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                I love the feel of the yarn as I am knitting, and the feel of the knittd fabric against my skin. It's lightweight yet warm. I love the saturated colors and the gentle variations in the hand dyed yarn. I have nough different to make several items.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice yarn but beware of color inaccuracy

                By Lorien

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  Madelinetosh is a very nice yarn, no doubt.
                  But it's extremely expensive compared to many other choices you have for their yarns.
                  Another problem is that Madelinetosh has some strange colors with bright primary colors with a black or dark halo. The site photo of the yarn color is extremely poor in describing the yarn. I have ordered two colors and both times I have been disappointed Not because the yarn is bad but because the color on the web image was very different from the actual yarn.
                  And you pay for shipping both ways, so that poor color image they have is very expensive for me.

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                  • No

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