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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)

Some big cozy sweater with differnt colours, that i would like to knit. Would be fantastic to spend chilly evenings inside, knitting my big sweater.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVarje
Just love the colors! I would make a big tote bag, something cheerful and useful!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly
I think I would have to be totally selfish and make myself a matching hat, cowl and mittens! Something with some fat cables! Have to think about the color, but I must say that the yellow is amazing!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBronwyn
Knitted pillow covers to brighten up our home in winter. Beautiful yarn
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererica
I'd love to make a warm, cozy scarf for the winter in one of these vibrant colors!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchrissy
This would be perfect for a looong (wrap around your neck twice) seed stitch cowl for my Mum for Christmas.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
As many have said - this seems perfect for cowls. Or the big owl / bunny / pig patterns you have published.

I think this would look fantastic doubled with a variegated mohair strand in a long simple 2x2 rib scarf (or cowl, to go with the crowd...)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I really want a soft, warm fair-isle cardigan, something to run to the store in and be cozy at home. Your Super Soft is lovely and scrumptious, Congrats!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmyC
These look so squishy and gorgeous. I would love to make a Thorpe hat with the super pink and the dark gray, and then with the leftovers, I'd make one for my sister in the opposite colors.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
I know about 5 women that are pregnant right now, so I'm completely ready to make lots of baby sweaters!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichaela
Absolutely gorgeous! And those colors. Yum!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Oh hells yes! I totally love this! Pick me! Pretty please!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte
Yum!!! Cowls, hats, mittens, slipper socks... All the things!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAileen Sitero
Ooh, love the colors. Great fluffy yarn for cowls and chunky sweaters.
Congrats!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiwata
Gorgeous exciting colours! I would make a beautiful cozy cowl or scarf that screams hello winter i'm ready for ya!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela
I would make a cozy striped cowl with the gray, pink and orange super-soft merino!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBluefish
After Four days without water, electricity and communications my daughter and I fled to a little oasis in monclair, NJ. there we have hot showered, been feed delicious meals and regaled with music--Ukelele and guitar. I would love to make my host, my husband's cousin, a warm wide wrap around scarf so she may never go cold. Give her back a little of what we received. Deep dark blue, woven with blazing saturated reds and oranges, mmm.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGemma
Congratulations!
I would love to make a wrap vest, the perfect everyday accessory just add a belt and a tee and you are good to go!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I would have to make a super thick baby blanket for my little one due in December!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen Ren
I would love, love to make a baby blanket with this. How squishy soft and loveable the Merino would make it!! And the colors...wow!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJesse
Great work, Purl Soho, and congrats! I'd love to make some warm winter earbands!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly C.
How about a smoothly cowl to wrap up in along with a matching hat. Warmth!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca
It is a dream! What beautiful colors! I believe a hat would be ideal as winter approaches. Thank you!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Harris
I'd start with a range of chunky knit scarves for my etsy shop
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersclues
Hi there,
I would knit a nice pair of warm socks in heirloom white and desert blue for my lovely boyfriend. I just love handmade gifts (and men who wear colorful socks). :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFabienne
Oh my, I am in love with all the yummy colors!! I would definitely make hats for the kids now that winter weather is upon us :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
Every year I make a bunch of scarves, hats and mittens to donate to a local battered women & children's shelter; this yarn would make those items even more special!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
I'd make a cozy twinkle inspired sweater!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterodessa
I am inspired to make a sweater for my almost 2 year old, and matching mittens since mittens in her size are hard to find. If I happen to win the 10 skeins, I would love to finally make a soft cozy throw for our couch- maybe in a Chevron pattern.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Oh I see this yarn as a soft & squishy throw to keep me and my hubby warm during the coming winter months!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Such yummy colors! I am inspired. Just have to decide which one!! Lovely!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally
Every Holiday season, my sister's work "adopts" at-risk families - they gather donations of food and clothes, school supplies, etc. And every year I try to knit a few scarves and/or hats to include with the gifts.
I would use your gorgeous yarns to make snuggly, cozy things for these local families that could use a hand-made "hug" ♥
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAriana
This looks so gorgeous and warm as I sit her in my chilly office (the thermostat says the heat is on, but I'm not feeling it!). I'd use this yard to make the Purl Bee chevron baby blanket in a rainbow color-scheme. I think I'd have to do it in grown-up size so I can keep it for myself.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Cowls, cowls and more cowls.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartie
These colors are amazing - they are the perfect antidote to the grey and drab weather about to befall us....I can't wait to make some loud and colorful scarves for my 2 kids (and maybe myself, too)....
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia Delgado
I would make my sweet Ollie a sweater, my sister-friend a cowl, my honey a hat, and my momma a sweater. I love this wool!! The colors are gorgemous and so inviting I wanna eat 'em!!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLang
You inspire me with every single tip and creation... I love your designs and styling in general. At the moment, I'm learning hot to knit the Fingerless Mittens. Not as diffiicult as I originally though it would be, thanks to you! Keep going!! (Best regards from Greece)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVanda
I love the bright orange, I would definitely make a scarf!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri
Such beautiful colors! I can hardly wait to get my hands on some to knit up a cuddly baby blanket.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara
Such yummy colors! A cowl or two might be something fun to knit.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiwako
I've been dying to do a fair isle hat with a gray background and bright, neon yellow and pink details. This looks like the perfect yarn for it!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Hats and scarves for the human babies and cozy sleeping mats for the shelter kitties!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia
Throw blanket with a big color block accent. Or cowls & hats with chunky cables & ribbing. It looks so squishy-soft in your photos!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan
That yarn makes me want to knit a big, cozy cardigan to wrap up in on cold winter mornings. Something with a big shawl collar and a tie to keep it close. The colour would be hard to choose, though!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Oh my goodness...so beautiful. Knitting and my love for yarn have gotten me through my deploymet in Afghanistan. This yarn would be absolutely perfect for a gorgeous pink sweater for my soon-to-be four year old daughter. Of course, bright pink is her favorite color.

Thanks for the offer!

Gina
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina
The yarn looks soft, bright, and toddler-friendly! I would knit up a blankie for my little girl!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
A cozy capelette of course! And maybe a toque (ok, Canadian here)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin
I would make a scarf, hat and some mitts for me, for a change.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula
Christmas gifts!! I would make colorful scarves with matching mittens or hats. And super cute flower pins/clips with the leftover yarn. I could get Christmas shopping done for all of my immediate family with this gorgeous yarn. 'Tis the season for giving!!

P.S. Love the colors, they're so bright and happy!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarly Conover
Gorgeous colors! I would make a pile of he-man chemo caps. I discovered that everybody makes caps for women and no one makes them for men, so that's what I'd do, make a bunch of soft, warm, cuddly knitted and crocheted caps for men. A friend is a vet and undergoing radiation so he hasn't lost his luxuriant white locks, but I know he'd get them to the right place at the VA clinic. Thanks.

Oh, look at those colors.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

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