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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
     
    4.7

    (based on 110 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (84)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (90)
    • Nice texture (87)
    • Good weight (83)
    • Knits quickly (36)
    • Machine washable (27)

    Cons

    • Twists up (4)
    • Sheds (3)
    • Snags (3)

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (76)
    • Sweaters (48)
    • Socks (36)
    • Hats (35)
    • Gloves (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (76), Artist (19), Parent (14), Collector (10), Novice (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (101), 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.

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    4.0

    Beautiful but darker colors bleed

    By Ar

    from Morgan Hill, CA

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    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Vivid Rich Colors

    Cons

    • Colors Bleed

    Best Uses

    • Shawls
    • Socks

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    I made an Eden Prairie shawl from this in off-white and deep primary colors: Gilded, Tart, Ink and Paper. It was an enjoyable experience - I wanted to knit the entire thing sitting in sunlight because the colors virtually glow.

    Once finished, I put it to soak for 10 minutes in a sink full of cool water with a drop or two of Eucalan. Bad move. When I came back, the dark red Tart had bled onto the white Paper in ugly uneven pinkish blotches which are permanent. Ugh.

    The shawl is still beautiful because the pattern is beautiful, but the blotches are obvious. I won't be wearing it as often as I'd looked forward to doing and feel like the miles and miles of garter stitch I put into it were wasted.

    However, I love the yarn and the pattern enough to make another one, but next time with all similar colors so if (when) they bleed it won't be as noticeable.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Scrumptious

    By Abby

    from Waldo, FL

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    Pros

    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      I am making Joji's Ecuador sweater with this and it is gorgeous! I've barely started but it's going to be great.

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      • Yes

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      3.0

      Beautiful colors but....

      By Sphene

      from Greenbelt, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Machine Washable
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        I ordered A LOT of skeins of different colors because they are lovely. The smell is off putting though. I cannot imagine knitting with that smell. I have ordered a lot of yarn online but have never had any that smelled at all, let alone bad. Did I get a bad run of yarn?

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        • No

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        4.0

        Be prepared

        By Chris

        from Lansing, Mi

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Tosh light is beautiful yarn. However, you need to be prepared for the color. The color on the web page may not be the same as what is delivered to your door. I got Magnolia Leaf. On the web page it looked like it was mostly a burnt orage color. When it arrived, it was mostly gold, green and a LITTLE bit of burnt orange. I used it anyway, and it turned out nice. It just wasn't what I thought it would be.

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            5.0

            Love this yarn!

            By Jane the quilter

            from Basalt, Colorado

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              Beautiful for the linen stitch scarf.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Feels good!

              By Yoyoyama

              from New York

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Loves Hand Dyed Look
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                Knit easily and beautifully.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Always fabulous!

                By Tricia

                from WashDC

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  You can never go wrong with Madelinetosh yarns, and this is another one of my favorites. I'm knitting a large shawl for my mom. It's light weight yet very warm. All of my 6 skeins blend together nicely, no issue with dyelot differences. Knits up easily using a US5 sock rocket circ with great stitch definition in my cable patterns, no problem with splitting.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Gorgeous

                  By Abby

                  from Waldo, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  I haven't actually knit with it yet but they are the MOST beautiful colors and so soft. I keep it handy just to pet.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Tosh Merino Light

                  By discknitter

                  from North Carolina

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                    I will use this product to made the Marin shawl. Wonderful texture and can't wait to see the finished product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    My all time favorite yarn!

                    By Sharla The Yarn Diva

                    from Vero Beach, Florida

                    About Me Enthusiast, Knitting maniac, Yarn Hoarder

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful colors
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Cost

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Shawl
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                    I knit a lot of lace shawls and I love the beautiful colors, the drape is fabulous, and it blocks very well. It is soft and feels nice to knit with.

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                    • No

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