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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 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (111)
  • Nice texture (107)
  • Good weight (101)
  • Knits quickly (46)
  • Dyed evenly (36)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Scarves (91)
  • Sweaters (61)
  • Socks (42)
  • Hats (41)
  • Gloves (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (95), Artist (22), Parent (17), Collector (14), Novice (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (127), 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 136 customers

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5.0

Very nice

By lckain

from Maryland

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    Hubby doesn't like heavy sweaters, so I'm making the supreme sacrifice of knitting him a sweater in fingering yarn on sizes 0 and 2 needles.
    This yarn is easy to work with, knits quickly despite the gauge, and has lovely color blends. The only occasional issue is that a darker fiber that runs through the strand sometimes "catches" on itself if you have to take out a stitch. But that's rare & minor - all in all, a nice yarn.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love MadelineTosh

    By lckain

    from Maryland

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to work with
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Colors Differ From Pic

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    Tosh yarns are beautiful and of great quality. I love their color combinations. However, the colors are hard to judge from the photos on the site; I had to return a couple selections that seemed to have a true blue in them but turned out to be more of a teal. I finally did get one combo that included the true blue!

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    4.0

    Favorite Go To Yarn For Shawls

    By gmdiaz

    from Bailey, Colorado

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Great yarn for shawls & scarfs. . .beautiful colors!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Tosh Merino Light

      By simplyknits

      from Pullman, WA

      About Me Novice, Trying Different Patterns, Trying New Yarns

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        unravels well, re-knits easily

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lovely lightweight fingering yarn!

        By Howekat9

        from Vermont

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Knitting fanatic, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing colors
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Single Ply Can Come Apart

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        Every skein of this yarn is more beautiful that the last. I am making a shawl with 4 different colors right now and it is just lovely knit up. The colors are truly amazing. The knitted fabric is smooth and delightful worn against your skin. Tight knitters might experience problems with it coming apart, so you need to be careful and not pull it too hard while knitting with it. There were a few fuzzy sections, but no knots in my 4 skeins.

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        5.0

        Gorgeous coloring and great to the touch

        By Sue

        from Santa Barbara

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft
        • Wonderful to work with

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Socks

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          Have been using it in an intricate sock pattern. It has great stitch definition.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Go To Yarn

          By love to knit

          from Brevard, NC

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          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            It's Madelinetosh. Need I say more??? Great hand and colors, multiple uses. My "go to" yarn.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simply Beautiful Yarn

            By Crittermom

            from Oshkosh, WI

            About Me Artist

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              I bought this yarn to make scarves with but it could be used for any garment. It is soft and pliable and works up nicely. The color variations make it interesting and the colors are
              saturated. It has a slight sheen which I really like.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Soo Yummy!

              By Suzique

              from Everett WA

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Sheds

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              I am currently working on a sweater vest with this and it is such a delight. I do get a bit twitchy from the fying fuzz though.

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              • No

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              5.0

              my favorite

              By Alaskan in NJ

              from Princeton NJ

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                you simply cannot beat these yarns for colors, gorgeous hues both subtle and vibrant. I want them all!
                And the yarn is very soft and comfortable towear next to the skin.

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