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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 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (166)
  • Nice texture (160)
  • Good weight (150)
  • Knits quickly (72)
  • Dyed evenly (64)

Cons

  • Sheds (7)
  • Snags (7)
  • Twists up (5)
  • Bleeds (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (136)
  • Sweaters (88)
  • Hats (66)
  • Socks (59)
  • Gloves (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (142), Artist (41), Collector (29), Parent (28), Novice (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (183), Yes (11)

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

Everything and More

By Ana

from San Antonio, FL

About Me Artist, Knitter, Parent, Teacher

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Color True To Screen
  • Deeply Saturated Color
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Plump
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    The first thing I would say about Tosh Light is its eye-popping color! It stuns upon opening the package. I saw Tosh Light in the Whiskey Barrel color on a computer screen and wanted it right away. I was NOT disappointed...the color is accurate. This pops with gorgeous bits of saturated color and it literally shines in the sun. I love it so much. The fabric is light, which is exactly what I need for my shawl pattern. I will say that wound in a ball, the yard has the appearance of a fingering weight, but as I knit, the yarn "poofs" (perhaps because it is a single-ply) and totally appears to be a sport/dk....sometimes I think even a worsted weight. It really releases itself as I knit, which I don't mind in a shawl as a particular gauge is not paramount to me. If I had needed a solid gauge, it might have been a problem. So...beware.....this is soft and poofy! But in the best, most luxurious way!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful Yarn

    By Marimi

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Knitted a beautiful shawl

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Love the yarn

      By Gretchen

      from Norway

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        NOt yet used it, but it feels good so far

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Who doesn't love Madelinetosh???

        By epaws

        from Cambridge, MA

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Have yet to EVER have a problem of any sort with a Madelinetosh yarn. Love the MT Light for its sophisticated colors, softness, ease of use, and the price cannot be beat..

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            • No

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            5.0

            Glorious goodness

            By LFox

            from Buford, GA

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              Tosh is one of those delicious yarns that everyone should try.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              My favorite for dressier cowls and shawls. Great colors.

              By Mamma

              from Chatham Cape Cod

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                This is my favorite yarn for dressy cowls, light weight shawl and scarves. The products when finished lie nicely and are super soft.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I dreamed about

                By tessknits

                from Dolores, Co

                About Me Artist, Long Time Knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  This product was perfect for making a shawl for my Mom. Great texture, color, and durability.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Tosh Merino Light

                  By Della

                  from Delaware, Ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Shawls

                    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                    Tosh Merino Light is great to work with. I love the feel of it and love seeing the colors take shape in the garment.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A Favorite!

                    By MarthaWaffles

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                      Tosh Merino Light remains a favorite for shawlettes and sweaters. Colors are rich and texture knits up in a fabric that drapes well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Tosh Light

                      By Wise Woman

                      from Boca Raton, FLorida

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft
                      • The Only Remark Is That

                      Cons

                      • Nubs

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                      just there are occasional nubs, that may be fine for socks, however I am making a lace sweater and they will show. Otherwise I love this yarn, the softness, the hand, coloring.

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                      • No

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