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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)

With wool that soft and squishy it has to be a baby blanket!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjana
Definitely use it for a big cozy herringbone cowl!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKari
I can see lovely cowls in the making with the new yummy yarn. What joy.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermst
I would ask my friend to make me a scarf!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwendy
A friend once shared a pattern for a long and cozy wrap with pockets. I'd love to make that in one of these beautiful colors. It would be amazing!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
i've been thinking of knitting Chouette, a charming hat. who can resist that owl?
your yarn has the exact right stitches per inch, and the cheerful colors would certainly brighten a pacific northwest winter.

a cozy shrug would be nice, since my office tends to be chilly inthe winter. and in the summer.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdana
I would love to make a multicolored scarf!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee
Ooh, yum! My first thought was to make squishy, snuggly neckwarmers--for everyone on my Christmas list!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
Had to scrape ice off of my car windows this morning - Nothing better than soft wool mittens!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Oooh... those pictures just make me want to touch! I would love to snuggle up in something made with this yarn for the winter months, so I'm thinking a loose, comfy sweater, infinity scarf and also a hat for my baby boy would be wonderful projects to make with this!! Thanks for what you do! :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZoe
I've always wanted to make a nice and warm poncho, it would be great with this super soft merino!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosje
Wow, 10 skeins....hmmmm, I would make a variety of cowls, I have a stack of patterns I want to try!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRidgely Hoyt-Whitaker
Christmas gifts of beautiful soft cowls and scarfs. A colorful banket!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDorin
All those beautiful colors are so inspiring! I would make a cardigan with some rainbow colors on top and some ivory for the bottom...
Finger crossed :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarthe
I have always knit for my family first then for myself. But I have to say this yarn looks so yummy and soft I will knit something for ME ! Maybe a cozy scarf and hat or better yet a big comfy throw just for me ;)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbren
I would make anything with stripes using all those vivid colors.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
I would make a striped scarf, using EVERY COLOR because they are so gorgeous and cheery altogether! I want my hands on it. Now.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan alexander-wilson
I would love to make a snuggly jumper with an ombre effect of the charcoal grey, the navy, the blue and possibly the black.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBluesewncat
a scruptious cowl!!!! your yarn is beautiful!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy
I do believe I will have to wrap up in a blanketful of this yarn. Yes! I would knit a lap blanket.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Parker
Ooo please please! The colours are beautiful and so cheery. I would crochet a rainbow cowl so I could wear the gorgeousness where I could see it every day through the dark cold winter months here in England.

I would be overjoyed wearing a Purl Soho yarn item when I am such a big fan at a very long distance.

Congratulations on your yarn range, it's beautiful. And I hope you are all safe and well following such scary times x
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStorm
OMG 10 skeins for free. So much comes to mind. I would make cowls and hats then since I was fortunate enought to get it for free, I would keep a couple for myself and donate the rest. I live in Wisconsin so there is plenty of need around here for kids with no warm attire.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecki
Gorgeous! I'm inspired to make scarves and wrist warmers - and maybe a cozy throw!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
So many beautiful colours! I'd love to make a bright blanket to curl up on the sofa with.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I LOVE YARN! I would love to knit a beautiful cozy blanket with this yarn!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllysia
I would make a pair of super-warm adorable leg warmers!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNKM
First, I'd knit a cozy, soft sweater for my little dog, Sammy, in one of those fantastically bright colors to set off his white and sable fur. Then, I'd make my husband and myself bright scarves and hats to match, so that when we go out for walks this winter, we're the best-dressed family on the block!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Those colors just pop yet they are soft and pearly at the same time. I would think that a great hat would be fantastic as well as a chunky wrap of some kind.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue Z
i would make some super cozy hats and infinity scarves!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterali
I would make a cozy sweater and matching blanket for my little baby who loves things that are soft and bright.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby
I'd <3 to make a beautiful blanket with that lovely yarn!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHernani
Wow so many things to choose from, I think a blanket in all the colours followed by slippers or socks as the colours look so deliciously warm. Scarves and hats the list is endless.

I hope this is open to overseas people.

Many thanks
Donna
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
A huge cowl :D
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermjajito
Please include my name in your drawing; I'm always willing to use free yarn. I like to knit hats, and this yarn sounds very good for hats (red for one family member, blues for the rest of us! (different blues so we can see at a glance which hat to grab, grin) Thanks,. Lee
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee Wells
I am so happy and proud of my favorite yarn and fabric store! No other place compares! I am looking forward to knitting up some snuggly cowels with that fun herringbone stitch!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYumi
oh my!! I would make piles and piles of long, loopy, soft, squishy cowls. EEK. I would love to dig into these colors. gorgeous.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterheyjenrenee
I can imagine some pretty terrific cowls made with this yarn.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Oh, I would love to get my hands on this super soft merino. If I won I would make some soft, brightly colored cowls to brighten up my dull winter wardrobe.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather H
I would make the most squishiest, warmest, coziest sweater ever!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreta
I want so badly to make a cowl (or three). Scarves or mittens are also tempting. Oyster Gray and Desert Sky are gorgeous.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee
I'd make some super cute half-gloves in bright bright pink...gorgeous. And congrats!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEzgi
yummy colors! those bright colors are perfect for brightening up a grey winter day! I'd knit a hat and some mittens.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjill l
I would make some super cute hald-gloves in bright pink! congrats :-)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEzgi
I would make baby beanies and adult beanies and scarves! Love love love this yarn! Have only been crocheting for a few months again and i can't get enough of it!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Leftwich
I would probably knit another cowl...I've knit several, and since my workplace is rather drafty, more hand knits are always good!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
I would knit a chevron blanket, or some stuffed animals for the kids - something nice to snuggle with.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJess
I love these colors! They're absolutely luscious! I'm thinking a set of socks and a hat for the new baby in my family would be just the thing to make!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany
Beautiful! I would make a cowl for hilary, wristwarmers for me, and i'd b on the hunt for a great purl bee pattern for the rest!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
I'm fantasizing about making an old school cowichan jacket but with bright colored motifs instead of the usual drab brown and greys! Haven't seen that done yet and some soft squishy wool would make the cut.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal
How beautiful and fun! I would knit a bright and cozy throw and a pile of pillows. What a wonderful way to brighten up a room. Congratulations on your new yarn.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTristin

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