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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)

A super-cozy throw for kids away at school... remind them of how much I love them, and wrap them in a cozy hug!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette
bravo! marvellous!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersabine
I am a self taught knitter in high school. My grandmother wants me to try making jackets for myself to wear to school. This will be my first actual clothing item.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKyle
I could make a beautiful blanket with that yarn! Love the colors
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
I have yet to knit fair isle, but these beautiful colors make me want to try! I'm dreaming of a grey sweater with fair isle work in that bright pink, red, cobalt, and yellow. Or maybe a striped cap. Such beautiful colors! So many possibilities!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I am thinking of making some really beautiful shawls and hats for presents. This yarn looks wonderful and I just want to touch it. It looks so soft. So glad you are all recovering from the storm. Warm wishes from Kansas:)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen
I would make a bright & cheery scarf!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
The colours are simply gorgeous! I would love to knit a cowl and mittens for the winter for family members. Congratulations on your own yarn line!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzenitude
I would make bobble hats in contrasting colours - and maybe some mittens to go with them!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
well... with this beautiful colors I surely would make something for my two little sons!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiriam
Something soft and fluffy to put around my neck, This yarn is like a box of crayons!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Z
decisions! decisions!
With the 10 skeins I think I would attempt my first throw blanket, with 3 skeins maybe sweaters for the kids! Looks gorgeous, love the colours...
I've got my fingers crossed ;)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermika
I would love to knit a HUGE comfy chunky blanket that would be perfect to cuddle up with in the winter. Also, of course some infinity cowls as well!! :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
I want to knit a huge blanket and swaddle myself. They look like clouds of softness...
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAM
that orange is calling to me. I wonder what it wants to be? I guess I'll have to listen more closely.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
How beautiful! Congrats, you guys! I'd love to make a big, drapey, cowl/poncho!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger
A cowl, using the orange, the two blue colors and the charcoal. The colors are very nice - bright and warm at the same time. Inspiring.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsalo
I think I would start with a cozy lap blanket maybe with great cables or textured stitches. And top it off with some great big pillows!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine H
Leg warmers!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDelicious_Alarm
Congratulations on the new yarn, it looks yummy! I'd love to knit up some loop scarves and moebiuses for keeping toasty!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I have been thinking of making a chunky but soft cover for an old bean bag, sort of shaping it into an ottoman. I am thinking classic garter stich running vertical...This purl Soho yarn looks perfect for that!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEva
Would love to try a cowl all for me! Beautiful :-)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliz
Yummy colors. The cowl in a neutral? A zippy hat in bright red? So many options and ideas!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTreva
Lovely new yarn! Looks perfect for shawls and cowls!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo in Nashville
Yummy colors. The cowl in a neutral? A zippy hat in bright red? So many options and ideas!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTreva
so beautiful!!! i would love to make a colorful rainbow chevron blanket!!!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaime Laugelli
Either a blanket for baby due in January or a cowl for mama. Great give away.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTasha
I would knit up hats for our family (4 in all), warm and cuddly, like a hug for your head.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacy
Hot water bottle covers! Soft, warm, squooshie. I'm thinking they might need some up in NY/NJ/LI Maybe cables.. maybe with color blocking. I can't wait to touch it.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen JOhns
Where I work, we have a mitten& hat tree that goes up on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Anything that is donated goes to the local Salvation Army. I would use the fiber to knit some warm mittens and hats for the needy.
Melissa
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Oh how gorgeous! I think a "rainbow" hat would definitely be in order. And maybe a bag or two?
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
I would love to knit each one of the 75 second graders I teach ballet to out in the Far Rockaways a hat or a pair of mittens just to let them know I have been thinking of them during this terrible time.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Mmmmmmmm! I feel a luxurious bulky sweater to keep the heat in....or maybe a tea cozy to keep the pot warm! just love the variety of color :+)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten
i love the neon pnik - would combine it with grey to make a granny square blanket.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliz
Oh my!! Thick, soft, single plys are my very favorite. I have a sweater pattern I've been holding on to, just waiting for the perfect, unique red and it looks like zinnia red is THE ONE! Beautiful. Although, now that I see all the colors and you mentioned ombre... a tonal blanket would be stunning, too. At any rate, congratulations on your new line; I couldn't have imagined a better start.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEm
Definitely, DEFINITELY would get some of the local knitters to teach me how to cable and then make a luxurious cowl for... myself!
This looks so scrumptious.
thanks for sharing.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Pedro
I would love to make a cozy throw blanket and use any leftovers for a yummy cowl.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
Congratulations on the launch of your yarn, it looks gorgeous! I'm excited to try this for a big oversized cape/poncho I've been wanting to make. I hear there's a Nor'easter heading toward NYC, so it's going to be necessary!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
I would totally knit a scarf and matching hat with cables.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
I am planning to knit couple scarves and hats as Christmas gifts for friends, and these skeins will come in handy! Thank you for the opportunity.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShangching
hats hats hats!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermelissa
Those colors are just amazing! I'd love to make a cuddly scarf or two! Thanks for the chance to win some!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
a bright squishy cowl to remind me of the sun
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVioletAmpersands
Your post got me thinking, an ombré wrap would be amazing--and warm!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilarie
Wow! Even the gray is amazing.

I think a hat would be wonderful, but with 10 skeins I'm inspired to try a super cozy cardigan.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi
YoWzA! What a give away! I am inspired to make cowls! Thanks!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne
I would make a giant squishy sweater and a few hats! My sweater would be fair isle because I can no longer resist the urge to make everything fair isle. The wonderful thickness and weight of such a sweater would make my winter so snuggley!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica
Beautiful colors, I'd love to make a soft, warm hat!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica L
I would love to knit a set of cowl, hat and handwarmer for my family!!!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMari
I LOVE the bright and happy colors. I usually give my knit creations away to friends and family, but I would use this yarn to knit a sweater for myself :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterali

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