Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

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  • Fiber Content: 100% SW Merino
  • Weight: Fingering
  • Gauge: 6.5-7.5 st = 1" on US 1-2
  • Weight/Yardage: 4oz/420yds

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.

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4.7

(based on 211 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (161)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (177)
  • Nice texture (170)
  • Good weight (158)
  • Knits quickly (76)
  • Dyed evenly (69)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Scarves (147)
  • Sweaters (92)
  • Hats (68)
  • Socks (63)
  • Gloves (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (150), Artist (45), Collector (31), Parent (30), Novice (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (194), Yes (12)

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

Beautiful

By foxinbox

from Buford, GA

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

    Since this is a singles (single-ply) it is beautifully suited to projects like scarves and shawls where you'd like softness and a nice drape. The variations in color are a treat for the eyes as you stitch and give a finished accessory that will match many more of your outfits.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Tosh merino light

    By N/A

    from Illinois

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

      Tosh Merino Light is one of my favorite yarns and weights. The colors are beautiful and unusual, and it is a joy to work with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      My very favorite "go to" yarn

      By Yarn Fondler

      from Bradenton, FL

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

        The wonderful colorways of Madelinetosh are color therapy for me. The nice twist accents your stitch detail. This yarn is the BEST.

         
        5.0

        I Love Tosh Merino Light

        By Irish8Mom

        from NY

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

          I am going to use this yarn for a shawl. I am using another color for a vest, it's beautiful.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This is my favorite and go to yarn for cowls, and shawls.

          By Mamma

          from Chatham, Ma

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • cowls, and shawls
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

            I use this for items made for resale as well as gifts. It is an elegant feeling yarn that has great softness.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Jannet

            from Lubbock Texas

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

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            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

              Love this yarn. Knitting it now in hat. Super soft.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              A classic single yarn, still one of the best

              By Love to Knit

              from Boston

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              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

                Single yarns (untwisted) are not to everyone's taste, but I love them for their softness and rich colors. This is one of the classic single yarns and still one of the best.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Nice yarn

                By Garose17

                from Atlanta

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

                  This yarn seems a tiny bit thin for fingering weight yarn. I wouldn't recommend making a large item with it unless you are looking for a project that will take a long time to complete. That being said, I'm making a virus shawl with it. LOL

                  It has a nice hand and so far hasn't been very splitty.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this yarn!

                  By Uffdaknit

                  from Portland OR

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Hand dyed, so colors vary slightly
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

                    Children's sweater. Good stitch definition. Very soft

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    My all time favourite yarn!

                    By Keri

                    from New Zealand

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about true Tosh Merino Light:

                      I just love Madelinetosh yarn. The colours are beautiful, the yarn knits up evenly and it is so soft. It is now always my first choice.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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