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Sunday
Nov042012

Introducing Purl Soho's Super Soft Merino!

We are so grateful to end this harrowing week with the happiest announcement we've had in a long time. Today Purl Soho launches our very own collection of yarn, starting with our super scrumptious Super Soft Merino!

A thick cloud of 100% Peruvian merino, Super Soft Merino is the dreamiest, cuddliest, toastiest yarn you can imagine. This loosely spun single ply knits up at a cozy 3 stitches to the inch, perfect for winter chills and quick gifts!

As readers of the Purl Bee know, our love for yarn is followed closely by our love for color! Creating a signature palette for our Super Soft Merino was unbelievably fun, like picking a bouquet of garden-fresh flowers. Our beautiful rainbow includes a dozen of our very favorite colors: Super Pink, Red Zinnia, Clementine Orange, Yellow Yellow, Extra Green, Desert Sky, Peacock Blue, Timeless Navy, Oyster Gray, Toasted Charcoal, Soft Black and Heirloom White.

Each skein is an ample 87 yards long. Want to start with a scarf? Just two skeins knit up into a beautifully classic scarf, or try three skeins for a luxuriously generous neck wrapper!

We have lots of Purl Bee patterns in the works, but we also can't wait to see what you, our ingenious readers, create with Super Soft Merino. Big, cozy sweaters, sweeping wraps, dramatic cowls, cushiony baby blankets, sophisticated lap throws, and fabulous hats; monotone, stripes, ombre, fair isle, colorblocking, the possibilities are endless!

To celebrate this exciting venture and to get you super inspired, we're having a...

Super Soft Merino Giveaway!

How: To enter leave a comment on this post telling us what you're inspired to make with Super Soft Merino. Be sure to enter your email address in the email field on the comment submission form so we can contact you if you win. (Don't worry; we never publish or share email addresses!)

When: Leave your comment by 6pm est, Tuesday, November 6th 2012. The winners will then be chosen at random.

What: One lucky winner will receive 10 skeins of Super Soft Merino and a second winner will receive 3 skeins. The winners will get to choose whatever color (or colors!) they want!

A big colorful pile of Super Soft Merino is our dream come true. Give it a try; you'll know what we mean! Ready to check it out? Browse our whole collection of Super Soft Merino right here and get inspired!

Reader Comments (1238)

I would make soft, squishy cowls and hats. The colors are beautiful and would provide a great pop of color against the gloomy grays of winter. Hoping I win!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdiann
Love the yarn! Such pretty colors...I'm inspired to knit up some wrist warmers and scarves!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEBrownlie
Hello, this yarn is very beautiful, looks warm and soft. I think I'd make a hat or a scarf with it.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine
I'd love to make a colourful striped sweater or a bright, soft cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElle
What fantastic colours! I can just see a super soft cowl for myself in a bright colour to chase away the grey winter days, or perhaps even a lovely jumper for my little grand-daughter, or ... the choice is endless!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLor
Ooooh!! I would love to have a throw blanket with those bright colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaPK
I have a granddaughter and a new grandson. I can hardly wait to use the new Super Soft Merino on some of the hat and sweater projects I've been planning for them. The color selection is pure eye candy!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebby J
wow...what fantastic colours to brighten up my day! I would love to either make a cuddly rainbow blanket or a series of cowls & hats & mittens for myself & my family for Christmas gifts :-) Thanks for sharing this prize! x
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I'm envisioning beautiful, soft houndstooth scarves with a cream background and vibrant blue, orange and classic gray, black as contrasts! This batch of yarn has wonderful colors and texture!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna G
I would make big beautiful cowls and hats for Christmas gifts! This new merino sounds so wonderful... can't wait to try it out!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
This soft lovely yarn deserves to be worn next to the skin so I'm seeing some gorgeous cowls and snuggly hats. Beautiful color palette!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I think I'd try your Brioche Cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle
Soft chunky yarn in beautiful bright colors with the weather we've been having? Definitely a gigantic cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremily
Congrats on your new yarn! I know exactly what I would knit first - a warm sweater for my 5 year old. He has been asking since I made one for his little brother. And thankfully he doesn't share his mother's timidness with colors - I wonder which one he will pick.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenna C.
a sweet chunky baby sweater. and probably matching booties.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangela
I would love to make bright blanket throw for my baby boy's room....adore the colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLena
I want to make everything! But I’m thinking I would start with some chunky colorful striped socks for the coming cold North winter. Then maybe a loose knit sweater and... I’m just too excited! The possibilities are endless!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMin
There is a special little one in our lives. I have been trying to figure out what kind of blanket for this little one. We watched his daddy grow up, he is our son's best friend since they were born. Daddy likes to hunt, being outdoors, & everything to do with science. Mom is not your traditional women of today, either. As my son says, no traditional blanket for this special little one. I have been researching & tossing around the design for a Hudson Bay Point blanket. This would be the perfect yarn for it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb H
Amazing colors! I would like to knit a colorful snood for coming winter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElly
yo haría una mantita preciosa para un niño pequeño, con estos colores tendría unos sueños maravillosos, preparado para vivir feliz.
un abrazo
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermaite
Oh, my! Such amazing colors! Love the neon ones and grey! I'd definitely make a sweater with lots of scrumptious allover texture!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOlga
Mittens. This yarn looks perfect for lots of crazy bright mittens.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Well.....I would love to use this yarn for a big cozy cowl. You would feel like your neck was enveloped by a cloud! But true decadence would be to make a cozy, boxy sweater - a sophisticated sweatshirt. Wouldn't the bright pink cheer you up on a dark February day?!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer F.
Gorgeous! A neck wrapper with this lovely stuff would be like a big hug around the neck! Congratulations!!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally
I'd knit a big herringbone cowl, such lovely bright colours!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
Ooooh, I would knit up a cozy rainbow throw for storytime cuddles on the couch! What amazingly beautiful colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhana
Absolutely gorgeous! I think I would knit a sweet shortsleeved dress for my almost 6-year-old daughter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAline
I have been knitting lots of chunky cowls for Christmas gifts and this yarn would be perfect. Those colors are awesome! You can just tell how soft it would feel around your neck. And maybe I need to add some mittens to my gift giving list!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterllilea
Oh, your new yarn looks wonderful. Great colours!
I think I would like to make a poncho or maybe a cowl like the one in your previous post...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmilie
I want to make some mitten with them! I totally need one. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlenys
I lost my 18-month old daughter's winter hat this week--tragic! So I will need to make a replacement. Looks like you have some good pinks in this yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura C
Oh, they look so soft! I would make cuddly, toasty sweaters for my two kiddos (and maybe a cowl for me!).
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine
I would make some lovely, squishable scarves and cowls like the ones selling like crazy in all the shops this season! xx
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
My grandmother passed away last year and all the female kids and grandchildren wore one of her wool sweaters to her funeral. Seeing all her beautiful sweaters together like that inspired me to want to make at least one amazing and intricate sweater to wear. That is what I would do with this wool!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer kirkby tatro
Sweaters for my best friend's babys! Oh my, this would make them and their mamma so happy :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
Colorful hats for all my friends! I love this yarn and cannot wait to try it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChiara
Oh my! What a great giveaway!!! I would love to make a luxurious knitted blanket with this yarn. It would look so nice in the house we're closing on in a few days! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney
How beautiful! I'm wanting a shawl for starters! thanks for the opportunity, k
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Wite
My boyfriend bought a pillow covered with an alpaca pelt at Rhinebeck this year but the back is rather sad in beige transparent cheap cotton. I would definitely knit him a simple cabled square to cover the back so that the front and back would be soft as heaven!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurence
I would love to make some soft and beautiful hats with this gorgeous new yarn, for my kids, grandkids and myself. Love these bold colors! Rachel
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel K
I'd make your lovely ribbed cowl and use this instead of Blue Sky Alpaca Suri Merino. Yours looks so soft and the colours are gorgeous.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay
How exciting! I'd make a bandana cowl for sure.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIda
I'm in the hole for all the friends and family I owe scarves, hats and wristwarmes for, so that's what I would do! Christmas is coming!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie
The yarn and colors are amazing! I would knit a throw for my living room to snuggle on those cold winter nights.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Snyder
I would make cowls: for my girl and for me. Lovely colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudit Flier
Those colors are just beautiful! I would love to knit up a roomy color block sweater, maybe in a sunny gray-yellow combo? The colors really are inspiring.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I was relieved to see a posting from you today, I was wondering how you all fared with the terrible weather events.
Congratulations on your wonderful new yarn. I love merino wool and Peacock Blue would make a lovely hat and warm mittens
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane
This is screaming blanket to me. Stripes. Chevron stripes. It looks yummy and the colours are so BRIGHT :0)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdisco
Absolutely love the color palette and can just imagine the soft warmth this yarn would provide! I am thinking a sassy button flap hat using vintage coat buttons for all the girls on my Christmas list this year! What fun!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
I'm inspired to kick my Holiday knitting into high gear!! I'm thinking cowls, hats, and big comfy blankets!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

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