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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 191 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (160)
  • Nice texture (155)
  • Good weight (144)
  • Knits quickly (69)
  • Dyed evenly (60)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Scarves (131)
  • Sweaters (85)
  • Hats (64)
  • Socks (59)
  • Gloves (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (139), Artist (37), Collector (27), Parent (27), Novice (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (178), Yes (9)

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 191 customers

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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.

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    • 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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      5.0

      soft squishy yarn wonderful to wear

      By Christine the traveller

      from Alicante Spain

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        Versatile yarn great choice of colours soft and squishy next to skin nothing bad to say about it

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        • No

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        5.0

        Tosh Merino Light--Joyful knitting!

        By BizzyGottaGo

        from Phoenix area

        About Me Color Junkie, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Dying
        • Exciting Colors
        • Really Fun To Knit

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        I have made over 10 'Flatirons' shawls with these yarns. The shawl pattern alternates two colors and the Tosh Merino Light gives me an exciting palate with which to work. I find that I'm almost at an addiction level when it comes to combining the colors for another shawl. Besides the wonderful blend of colors, the yarn has a silky feel that makes it comfortable to wear.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Stuff

        By Susan

        from Easton, MD

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Light Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Socks

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          I am a new knitter and have been looking at this yarn for awhile. I found a great, easy-ish color work hat pattern that calls for Tosh Merino Light as well as one of the terribly cute Unicorn Tails.

          Tosh Merino Light is easy to knit with and knits up beautifully.

          I do not own a swifter and ball winder so did several skeins of this by hand. On the plus side, these skeins have a lot of yardage. On the minus side, it takes quite a bit of time to wind by hand and can get tangled if you are not very careful. Wish WEBS had a winding service. This would for sure keep me out of bricks and mortar stores!

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Never buying this stuff again.

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          By KDP89

          from BC, Canada

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Bleeds
          • Fuzzes
          • Pills
          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Not Sweaters

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          I bought this yarn especially for Japan Sleeve by Joji Locatelli. It was expensive. It was hard to knit with, splitty and slippery. Once I finished it, it bled all over the place. It dyed my once white lace panels baby pink. Not the look I wanted. After wearing it one time, it pilled so badly I had to shave it. And every time I wear it, I look like a fuzzy, shedding, pilly, CHEAP mess. I hate this yarn. I spent so much time putting this sweater together and I feel sad, disappointed, and UPSET every time I wear it. I do not recommend this for anything other than a shawl you're going to wear now and then.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best

          By Mamma

          from Chatham Cape Cod

          About Me Artist, Constant knitter, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Holds shape
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • Wonderful colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cowls
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            Because I live too far to shop at Webs, I enjoy the on line shopping. The only problem I sometimes have is with the colors and how they differ from what they really are, but most times I am happy with the items that I receive.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Love this yarn!

            By Caryn N

            from SF Bay Area

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              It's hard to not buy all the colors. This yarn is beautiful to look at and easy to knit.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this yarn

              By hikeknitski

              from steamboat springs, CO

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                making a beautiful shawl, so soft

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                • No

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