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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 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (127)
  • Nice texture (122)
  • Good weight (115)
  • Knits quickly (53)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Snags (7)
  • Sheds (6)
  • Twists up (5)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (102)
  • Sweaters (67)
  • Hats (47)
  • Socks (47)
  • Gloves (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (110), Artist (25), Parent (20), Collector (18), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (144), Yes (6)

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 154 customers

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5.0

Love this yarn

By Jaylin

from New zealand

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      Love the colour and texture

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Color problem

      By strikkejenta

      from Manchester, Vermont

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Different Color From Phot

      Best Uses

      • Childrens clothes
      • Scarves

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      I was excited to try this yarn, but when it arrived the color did not match the photo on the web site. I ended up not using it for it's intended project.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fab Mad

      By Marin muscles

      from Marin county

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Newbie, Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • The Color Is Brilliant

      Cons

      • Don't Have Any Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Making Waves Carri
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

      I will make the making waves cardi for myself for the fall.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Not just for knitters

      By weavenotes

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Weaver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fulls Beautifully
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Use As Warp And Weft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

        For weaving: Used as both warp and weft sett at 15-16 epi.loosely woven lace weave. Machine washed(mesh bag), hang dry). Elasticity rebounded,gentle fulling, very soft. Also paired with Berrocco Folio as warp.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A Tactile Wonder

        By Gray's Grandmother

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

          I really enjoy the feel of this yarn. It's soft and moves easily along as I knit. For me, that is my first consideration in buying yarns. If it doesn't feel nice to the hand as I'm knitting I probably won't finish the project.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Am a big fan of Madelinetosh

          By Don't have one

          from Portland Or

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats

            Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

            I do like the shaded color of Madelinetosh. It knits well, and is easy to un-knit. Dream in Color is a favorite for Multicolor. I use mostly fingering yarn.

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Love it!!!

            By Lynn

            from New Jersey

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

              I knit a sweater and was extremely pleased with the outcome.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful, soft and lovely to knit

              By None

              from Middletown, NJ

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Socks

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                Loved the texture and the coloring. Easily handled and very washable

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                wonderful yarn

                By Mom

                from Oracle, Az

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                • Snags

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                Very Nice Yarn

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Magnificent!

                By Nonna Chavie

                from Paris, France

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light:

                  I joy to knit with! The shawl I made (Siren Song) came out sublime.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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