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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)

The bandanna cowl of course! I love that pattern!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I will certainly knit something for my first grandson...a nice cardigan or a special blanket !
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMicheline
I would love to make big fluffy soft scarf with all those bright colors :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHai
Oh - I could dive in! Just gorgeous ;). I would need a scarf or two and maybe a throw.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
i've been waiting a little too long to make some hats. it's already below freezing every night of the week! this yarn looks perfect for the job. beautiful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatherine
Cowls, hats and scarves for the whole family! I love the colors!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBree
A giant squishy cowl with that hot pink. Or a striped blanket.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
So happy for you that the power is back on and that you are able to lift your spirits with the good news of the launch of this lovely new yarn. Your store is my favourite store in my favourite city in the world and I was so grateful to have visited your lovely establishment earlier this Fall. And no, I am not saying all of this to curry favour, although...that being said...were I to be the lucky winner of this generous giveaway, I would just HAVE to knit up a cozy blanket for my eldest daughter who will be going off to University next fall and is always cold. Your new yarn looks like it would keep her toasty warm in her dorm on those late study nights :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
Oh yummy colours
I would make a bright and beautiful blanket for my bed or snuggling under on cold winter evenings

mmmm

donna
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdonna
Love the colors I think some hats and eternity scarves would be great for gifts
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjudy
Oooh, I'd make the most lovely hats. so squishy and wonderful and rich.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Ahhhh this yarn is GORGEOUS. I want to make leg warmers, a cozy cardigan, and a bunny rabbit!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
A chunky cowl...gaptastic cowl in bright yellow...for the dreary cold days,
Lisa
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Congrats on the new collection! The colors are scrumptious. Glad to hear all is well.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
I'd knit a blankety-sweater from this wonderful yarn, a sweater that would envelope me with a cloud of warmth.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSelma
Cowls, cowls, cowls! I'm on a huge cowl kick right now & just can't knit fast enough!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
I want to crochet a wonderful scarf pattern I found and some fingerless gloves annnddd... A headwrap of course with a flower!!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDyanna
I'm having a baby in a couple of months and can't think of a better project to welcome him or her into the world than a super, soft, cushy blanket made out of a rainbow of this beautiful wool.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten
Mittens hats or maybe remaking a sweater I loved but felted by accident.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElise
I'd love to make one of those cardigans with an extra long flap that you can throw around your neck like a scarf.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Wow this yarn is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to pick some up. I would LOVE to make a chunky ombre cowl with this yarn, but I can't decide if I'd do a blue ombre using desert blue > peacock blue > timeless navy or a greyish ombre using oyster gray > toasted charcoal > soft black. And I might have to find a use for that amazing super pink! Can't wait to see what other yarns you guys come up with!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina V
Beautiful colors! One can never have too many cowls or afghans.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Dye the yarn using natural juniper-berry dye to make some neck/earwarmers and some snoods.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterknitster
I have been inspired by this yarn to knit a blanket for my sofa. I have just redecorated my living room and the sofa needs a cozy blanket to curl up with for an afternoon nap. This yarn is the one I want for my project. It looks perfect and the colors are also just gorgeous.
So good to hear you are recovering after the storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you still as we know this work can take a while.
Hazel
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHazel Loewen
i would make a toddler/child's sweater in a neutral color with some thin, brightly-colored stripes around the yoke...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle
I would love to make lots of lovely hats, ear warmers and a scarf or two to give to folks for Christmas! Beautiful colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervalerie
I'm dying to make a hat & snuggly mittens with this beautiful yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules
Oh Wow! I'd love to make your zig zag blanket! I've been dying to make it for ages. With the snow around the corner, it would be so perfect! I love the pop of color! So snuggly and cozy looking.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
A garter stitch blanket with many 1-ridge stripes, leaving the ends long to knot into fringe.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariko
Love the bright colors. My daughter would love a blanket for her college dorm, Her dorm room is always cold!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
I would start out with a scarf and fingerless mittens so that I could be warm and cozy as I sit by a chilly window at work. I would then want a few little sweaters for my 2 girls and 1 boy ... I really hope I win. : )
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
This yarn is like seeing a rainbow at the end of a storm! Creative possibilities are endless. Congratulations to Purl Soho!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Most likely I would crochet bright, cozy scarves with the yarn. -- Michele
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele C
What gorgeous yarn! It makes me want to knit a cardigan for my little girl, or a cabled hat for myself!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
I'm envisioning a poncho in a variety of these gorgeous colors with a chevron pattern. And if the mood strikes me, the poncho could be shimmied down over the hips to become a skirt!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersvm
Oh my, all the beautiful hats, leggings,sweaters I could knit for my darling grandchildren?
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
I see brioche hats and cowls for Christmas gifts... or perhaps a chemo hat and prayer shawl for my neighbor.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
This looks so cozy! I can't wait to knit up a cowl with it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara
I love all of the colors so much that I would make a soft striped cowl and hat! And arm warmers!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterneeneemac
i think a cozy throw, big enough to be shared with my husband while we sit on the couch in the evening (he, watching tv, and i--the non-tv-watcher--knitting, of course!) would be just the ticket. stripes or colourblocked is my usual approach, but this could inspire some soft colourwork accents and other exploration!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDD
I love a warm, toasty cowl in the fall and winter - I would love one in each of these amazing colors!

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November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
I'm dying to start an entrelac cowl & this would be amazing!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaime
This yarn is yummy! The colors are incredible. I would make a fun caplet with this yarn or a fabulous wrap! Oh pick me!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
I'd make a boxy, roomy sweater, popping with color!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteredavis
The colors are really great! I would make a new cowl for myself, and some sort of stuffed animal for my daughter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan
I'm dying to make a cozy cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteredeh
I think a big chunky cowl would be really fun and warm!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
First I would just love to be able to touch that yummy yarn. Second I would love to make a scarf in big chunky stripes. Whatever is left a pair of fingless gloves. Thanks for the chance. Kelly
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Dobson
10 skeins would probably be enough to knit up a big, comfy, cozy shawl or wrap for me...and one for my mom, too! Love the gorgeous colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer
I would make a giant scarf!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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