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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 love to make scarves and legwarmers.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShay Romine
Would love to use the yarn for the Bandana Cowl on your site.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG.
looks amazing! so excited to find the perfect pattern to use it for!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina
Gorgeous colors! I'd love to make a super soft cowl, some hats and scarves too. Plus I can see lots of fun granny squares crocheted with this to be made into fun throws, pillows, etc.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterann
I've been wanting to make a cuddly lap blanket, or a big cushy cowl!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristine
I would love to make a super dreamy and soft hat and cowl set, or maybe even a hat and mitten set. Something super cozy and toasty to keep a loved one warm, or maybe as a special treat for myself! All of the colors are gorgeous and I would love to knit up some exciting fair isle with them!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergretchen
ordering now for a couple of cozy cowls! i would love a squishy vest if i were to win 10 skeins!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlibby
Thank you for this giveaway.I would knit a cosy blanket in neutral colors so i can get comfy for those long winter nights in England!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersylvie
I'd love to big colourful shawl to keep me warm in the winter :-).
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Honeysett
Every fall I knit hats for my two little daughters (ages 3 & 5). It is such a fun tradition and they love having unique hats made by mom. I always choose soft, chunky yarn because, I want them to be comfy on their little heads (no scratchy forehead hats allowed) and, well...let's face knitting time is limited and I want them done BEFORE winter, not after! Congrats to your LOVELY debut!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkeri
I've knitted my boyfriend half a dozen scarves, and he always wears them for a few days but then finds them way too itchy on his neck and face. I would love to finally be able to make something super soft for him that he would wear!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate S
Cowls, cowls, cowls for Christmas in the most fabulous colors ever! Thanks so much
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
Your yarn looks so beautiful I can feel it against my skin already. And, what gorgeous colors. I would knit up a wrap/shawl to drape around my body or the nearest chair........
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane
WOW -- this yarn looks like candy!
if i am so lucky to win a skein i plan to make a Nippy Headband.
even if I don't win, I think i will buy some anyway!!!

November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkim
What beautiful colors!
I would start with a big squishy baby blanket for a friend's baby on the way. After that, I'd probably make myself a striped cowl.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen
Can't wait to make some bright cowls for myself and my sisters!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Beautiful! I think it wants to be a big, chunky cowl!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica
Such Happy Colors! I would make a scarf or cowl for me, those colors will make me smile everyday!!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Trifone
This Merino wool looks soooo soft! I would love to make a super soft and warm scarf, or a baby blanket for my Niece's first snow...these Chicago winters are brutal.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey
I'd make hats for kids affected by Sandy. At 3 sts/in, they'd be super fast to knit!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Your brilliantly bright colors make me long for show stopping accessories!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I'd knit a sweater-- my very first sweater. What gorgeous colors!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
oh maybe a hat or three? or a sweater? I have no idea but I am excited at the possibilities!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
Such wonderful colors and yarn! So many possibilities...I think a cozy sweater would be fun, since I more than likely will be relocating to colder climate next year.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny C.
cozy cowls for the whole family! blankets! so lovely.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
These are so yummy! Great job on the color them all!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachael
I would make matching vests for my 2 year old daughter, and soon to be born baby boy!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathryn turner
Oh my, what a wonderful array of colours! Inspiration abounds... and off the top of my head, I can see a gorgeous wintry blanket for cuddling up on the couch, a toasty warm cowl for the cooler days here in Austin TX, or a woolley jumper for my oldest boy in a grown up navy blue - he'd love it!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
I would make one of those fantastic new chunky cowls! If enough is left over, I would knit some fluffy mitts. Love the look of this new yarn! Thanks!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan
This yarn Is to die for. I love bright colors, and this yarn has the best in brightness.
I would construct some warm soft slippers or bright leg warmers. I just visited the New York store for the first time and loved it.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat loechner
I would make a colorful baby blanket for my daughter that is on the way :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
I've been thinking about knitting hats and scarves and maybe prayer shawls for the disaster relief on the East Coast. I love the "Knitting for Peace" book and looked through for some inspiration. I would use the super soft wool for this project.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Oh how dreamy! After finishing a few snuggly baby blankets recently I would love to knit a deliciously soft winter sofa blanket for me...
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrs robinson
I would knit a My So-Called Scarf. I knitted one several years ago out of Manos, and my lack of knowledge about the yarn (its tendencies, best practices for care) and gauge resulted in a stiff, felty scarf that I was only able to wear comfortably the first few times. I would use super soft merino as a do-over. Probably for myself, but if I won 10 skeins, probably for myself, a close friend, and a red scarf friend.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne
I would want to make another hemlock ring blanket. It would be so cozy!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Great colors! Though I would knit up a storm in white, grey and charcoal with a splash of orange - a warm poncho-like sweater for extra warmth on those cold winter days.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilde
Looks perfect for a warm, squishy baby blanket! Just beautiful.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Fantastic modern colours! I would love to whip up a gorgeous bright little cardigan for my 3year old princess. She would love the pink. Great new product.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
I'm just learning to knit but I would love to make a cabled sweater out of it.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike
The first thing I thought of was a big, squishy cowl for my sister. But I would be very tempted to make a squashy baby blanket for one of the many babies my friends will be welcoming to the world very soon!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllie in Portland
I would make a snuggly soft blanket for my two-year-old son's new "big boy bed".
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine
Beautiful new yarn! I love the colors, and am inspired to knit a baby blanket for my daughter!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara
this yarn inspires me to make so many things! a sweater for my best friends newborn, a cuddly blanket with armholes for me, a cowl for the cold days,... either way, everything would bring some colour for the dark and murky days befre snow lightens up the landscapes!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereeva
In love with the saturated colors!! I'm thinking they would be perfect for my first try at a sweater, maybe a variation of the Everyday Linen Raglan from Laura's Loop? Thanks for the giveaway!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Oh the squishiest cowl or two would definitely come out of that! I LOVE those colors!!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke
I just finished a chunky sweater for myself and am anxious to begin another-this yarn would be lovely!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I'd make a gorgeous greeny-bluey-grayish rug and I can imagine it will be devine to snuggle under - bliss!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda
Whenever anyone says, "soft and warm" I hear "COWL!" As a science teacher, I need ways of staying warm without dangling scarf ends in Bunsen burners or beakers! So I'd love to knit up a cowl with the gorgeous new yarn and/or make something delightful for my lovely niece for Christmas. Thanks for the give-away!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegs
A shawl! This yarn looks great, nothing like this in Spain. Love the colors...
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaría
I just saw the ribbed cowl pattern and would LOVE to try making that with this fun looking yarn. There would probably be enough yarn in this giveaway to make a bunch for Christmas gifts! Money is tight this year, so this would be an amazing gift all around.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdinny

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