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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 can think of many things to knit with it but a cowl or lap throw would be fun in oyster gray or toasted charcoal.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Gorgeous!! I know a Yooper who would love a warm scarf and hat!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
scarves, scarves, & more scarves! Maybe some ear warmers for winter runs.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
I am inspired to make the Eleventh Hour Scarf because my mom has been asking for a white scarf. I think this heirloom white would be super soft and gorgeous on her! Maybe I'll make several others as gifts for the holidays!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay Smith
I would knit a big, cozy, icelandic sweater.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah O.
With a chill sweeping through our Ft Greene Brooklyn neighborhood, striped stocking caps for mama, dad, and baby!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOntheflyknits
This is a blanket screaming to be knit! I can't wait to feel this lovely yarn.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuz
I love the bright colors. I can see a beautiful multicolor striped scarf, long so it can be wrapped and draped. Matching mittens to go with it! I feel warm and cozy already :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaron
Such beautiful colors. I am sure they are more vibrant in person. I would love to knit or crochet super beautiful and chic mittens for the entire family. Winter is coming, you know!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene
A soft dreamy snuggle for my grand daughter, what else!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatcandu
oh my how pretty !! I think I would like to make a baby blanket !
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShari W
i would make a wonderfully squishy cowl with matching mittens..to keep me warm during New Hampshire winters!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen in Dovah
id make some hats for gifts
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan k
Which I could reach through the screen to squish it! Looks like great yarn for a soft crocheted teddy bear!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy
The colors are bold and beautiful. The yarn looks so soft, I can only imagine how cuddly it must be in real life. I'd want to wrap my neck in that, so a cowl immediately comes to mind.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMyong
Chunky yarn! Yay! As a mother of twin 2 year old boys, I love the idea of knitting FAST projects because I can't seem to catch a lot of free time to finish things!

Let's see, a chunky cabled cardigan with big buttons, a cowled scarf (if there's some leftover) or a really chunky throw blanket for my piano studio with long fringes.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterknitting Up A Storm
I'd love to knit a cozy cabled vest--sleeves seem complicated! Thanks! So glad the power is back on!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison
Christmas presents here I come!!! I will be making scarfs and hats for the special people in my life.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnge
I will make a baby blanket for my first grandchild, who will be born in early December!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane
I would make cowls and hats for myself and my best friend who just started chemo. This looks like it would be so soft next to the skin.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVelda
def a cowl; oohh maybe a hat and scarf . . . well maybe a cowl. ok. i just love it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I would love to make a big gorgeous seed stitch bedspread! Can't wait to work with this yarn, love the colorways.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterandrea
I'm an indie dyer, WHAT GLORIOUS COLORS! I can imagine a beautiful, luscious set of scarf, wristlets and hat.
Congratulations on these yarns.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally M
I would make a snugly blanket for my baby coming in January.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNichole
I'd have to make a blanket with that yarn! Gorgeous!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
This yarn is lovely enough to make me want to try knitting a sweater for the first time.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
Looks like it would make a lovely sweater or cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I will make 7 neck warmers for 4 nieces and 3 of my daughters. Each one in different color and then take a picture of all of them wearing it:) oh, this will be a great holiday gift this year:) Thanks for creating this cool yarn!!!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Oh my goodness! Gorgeous! As a beginning knitter, I'd have to consult my sister, who is an amazing knitter. I'd love a cowl or two.....
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorinnea
I'd make a cozy sweater for my daughter...I need something for Christmas pictures!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Brown
Such beautiful colors! I would make a blanket for my new niece or nephew ( don't know the sex of the baby yet. )
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Your colors are scrumptious, I want them all--I can picture a wonderful cowl, or a hat and gloves or the beautiful readers shawl!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet
I would love to make hats from my daughters with this yarn, with pompoms on top! And a scarf for me, too.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
I'd love to make some super soft colourful berets with this beautifully inspiring wool :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
I would love to make a blanket or a cardigan out this soft squishy yarn. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean
I would love to make a cowl with this super soft yarn. Maybe some colorwork?
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
I love the idea of a chevron striped blanket... but lots of people in NYC are in need right now, so it's likely more practical to make smaller items to donate.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrooklynbecca
I would make a super soft blanket to cuddle under with a good book!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
Looks so soft and squishy! I'd make some cute little sweaters for my girls (age 3 and 5)... That pink looks beautiful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather L
I would make simple seed stitch cowls, mistake rib scarves and simple stockinette hats with heirloom white, oyster gray and toasted charcoal colors
all beautiful, ethereal & grey!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjune
These yarns look so soft and dreamy! I would love to make a blanket out of these yarns! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNina
I have a brand new grandson (my first grandbaby) and I would love to make him a soft sweater from your new yarn. I also need to make myself a hat!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLois
Wow! Just gorgeous! I would love to use some for some scrumptious chunky cowls or hats....a great way to show off color!

Kirstie
Ocdcrafter@gmail.com
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristie at OCD
I would love to make some super soft cowls for a few awesome people on my Christmas list.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeannette
This new line looks amazing! Those colors have me dreaming of some great fair isle ski hats to keep the family warm.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiah
I'd make a color block boyfriend sweater with 5 different glorious colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherf
a chunky hood for the Hobbit premiere!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha
These colors are beautiful! I'm a new mom, so baby is on my mind. I would knit him some hats and blankets for the upcoming winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
Beautiful! I've been thinking about a cowl, and I think this would be perfect!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
I'd like to make a throw blanket or striped scarf. Love all the colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

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