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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 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (95)
  • Nice texture (92)
  • Good weight (90)
  • Knits quickly (38)
  • Dyed evenly (30)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Scarves (80)
  • Sweaters (53)
  • Hats (37)
  • Socks (36)
  • Gloves (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (82), Artist (20), Parent (14), Collector (11), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (111), 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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5.0

excellent

By Artlady

from Kent, Wa..

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Not so great: the website color tiles for Sea salt and Grenadine are way way off. The yarn that showed up at my door was a disappointment. I regret my purchase because of this disparity. (Purchased Sep 2014)

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      5.0

      Gorgeous!

      By Rosie

      from Illinois

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      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

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        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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          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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            5.0

            Tosh Light Review

            By AMKnits

            from South Jersey

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawl

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              I knitted a shawl with this yarn. It was nice to work with and was great for the pattern I chose.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lovely

              By MsMarshaK

              from Kalamazoo, MI

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              Lovely yarn. I use it to make lace scarves and shawls. The colors are rich and very unique. The only problem I have found is that it can snag or split if you are not careful. Even though my cat sat on a project and snagged it with his claws, I was able to fix it and make the snags not show.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Webs always delivers promptly and in perfect condition. I sure their customer service is great to, but I have never had to return anything!

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              5.0

              My go-to yarn!!!

              By JMS

              from Toronto, Canada

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                This is my absolute favourite yarn for light cardigans and sweaters. The weight is perfect, it's a dream to work with and the colours are beautiful.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As always, the service and delivery through WEBS was topnotch. Always a pleasure doing business with WEBS.

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                5.0

                My favorite yarn

                By Earbobgirl

                from Arkansas

                About Me Enthusiastic

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                Pros

                • Beautiful colors
                • Generous yardage
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  This yarn is lovely and knits up beautifully. The colors are amazing! I have never encountered one knot and the yarn is dyed consistently throughout the skein. Since a particular color can vary greatly from dye lot to dye lot be sure to buy sufficient quantities at one time.

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                  4.0

                  Love single ply

                  By Mariawilhelmina

                  from Wells me

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                    I am knitting a sweater the boxy for me
                    I am alternating sceins and it looks really good

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellence

                    By Artlady

                    from Kent, Wa..

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                          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                          I use Tosh Merino Light for scarves and small shawls & wraps. I use it for "one skein" projects specifically because I don't enjoy alternating skeins every other RS row. Tosh Merino Light is a very trustworthy yarn. It always performs beautifully. It is very compliant to blocking and shaping. I've never purchased a color that didn't turn out gorgeous. The subtleties in the colorway are unmatched. I love this yarn, and it deserves its reputation as WONDERFUL. I think the price is very good for the amount of yardage you get (420yds). I try to purchase quantities of yarn so that I'll qualify for WEBS generous discount, but I'd still purchase TML by one hank at a time if I needed it.

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