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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 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (115)
  • Nice texture (110)
  • Good weight (105)
  • Knits quickly (49)
  • Dyed evenly (38)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)
  • Snags (5)
  • Twists up (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (95)
  • Sweaters (63)
  • Hats (44)
  • Socks (43)
  • Gloves (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (98), Artist (23), Parent (18), Collector (15), Novice (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (131), 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 140 customers

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5.0

Beautiful colors!

By Ann the knitter

from Denver, CO

About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

    Beautiful colors, soft yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Soft and Silky

    By Val Gee

    from Maryland

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Love the feel of this yarn it great to knit with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A beautiful yarn

      By Keri

      from New Zealand

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful colour
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cardigans
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        This yarn comes in a range of beautiful colours and it knits up wonderfully. It has a lovely soft texture and the cardigan I am knitting drapes beautifully. This is the first time I have used this yarn and I will definitely be using it again. I love it!

        Service and delivery comments:

        I have always had wonderful service from Webs. The parcels arrive in good time, considering they have to come all the way to New Zealand. My orders are always correct and well packaged.

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        • No

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        5.0

        What's not to love about Tosh Merino Lig

        By KnitzNGiggles

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        the color is amazing.it feels like heaven in your hand and looks amazing when it's knit up. i would like one in every colorway please.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very nice

        By lckain

        from Maryland

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love MadelineTosh

          By lckain

          from Maryland

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          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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          • No

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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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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              • No

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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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