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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)

I want to make EVERYTHING with this yarn. Seriously, this yarn pushes ALL my buttons! I love, love, love the colors and textures the Purl has gone with.

How about I start with a vintage ski hat (polka dot, maybe?) with a huge multi-colored pom pom?

Next I'd move on to a fun multi-colored striped blanket for curling under to read.

And how about a fun striped scarf?
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanie
I just want to jump into a pile of this yarn. The colours are amazing! I would make fingerless gloves and cowls for the little ones in my life so they can be warm as well as fashionable!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
The colors are gorgeous! I'm seeing an oh-so-cozy cowl....thanks for the chance to win such beautiful yarn.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilynn
A long scarf I think.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
What yummy colors! I love knitting up warm cuddly things for my family - I can only use so many scarves myself! I see lots of scarves and hats in their future!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenny
These colors are so pure, they're absolutely stunning! I'd pick up a stash of the red zinnia in a heartbeat to make a new hooded cardigan or hooded sweater to keep me cozy and brighten up my long, long LIRR commute this winter :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
I would make my little girl a sweater and also a matching hat and cowl set. : ) I love the colorways available!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer
A bright and colorful baby blanket for my 9 month old daughter!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
Ooooh.....what lovely colours! I'd knit a chunky cowl and a fun sweater for my god sun. :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermandie
i love the colors! especially yellow yellow and very green. i would make a baby blanket for my one year old son or a cowl scarf for my four year old daughter. both would be so warm! it really is beautiful. congratulations...
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha
I love big, thick cowls and hats to keep me warm in the winter. These colours would make winter less dreary!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryjean
I would make a scarf using brioche stitch and adding some flowers knitted or crocheted at the end.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth
sweaters, socks, slippers and scarves - what WOULDN'T I make?!?!

but specifically - with those luscious neons and brights I would make *the most* kick-ass colorful baby blanket for the new baby boy cousin!

THANK YOU PURLBEE!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey
Such gorgeous yarn!!! In NH where we're getting a threat of the 1st nor'easter of the season on its way, I'd scramble to knit up quick projects...wrist and leg warmers for my family...4 generations worth!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee
My sister had on the most gorgeous neck cowl the other day and I want to make one for myself. She looked so toasty and sophisticated...
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberfly
This wool is gorgeous and if given the opportunity, I would share it with the world's greatest sister in law and would love to make an ear flap hat and mitts for my little one :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
lovely lovely lovely! i would love to knit a lap blanket or a neckwarmer and wristwarmers or cushion covers or.....
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkate lee
I never really get to use much natural wools or other materials besides acrylics. I would love nothing more to make a lovely, warm cowl. Maybe something in the beautiful yellow, or use a pink color that would match my coat. So many possibilities!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer H.
Ikat inspired hat and scarf. Endless color combinations to choose from!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlin
I would knit my first sweater! For me! I am an artist that works with fabric and have only recently taught myself to knit. Knitting is so very zen to me and it is fun to keep learning something new. I would of course find something from your excellent website to inspire me.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
Oh man, I love that pink! And the Blue! And the yellow!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNakia
So fun! I would make a rainbow sweater for my cousin :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
I would give the yarn to my amazing grandma who can knit anything! I would hope she'd knit me a striped sweater for winter. :)
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLexsea
I'm a crocheter, and looking at these sumptuous colors all I can think is GRANNY SQUARES!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ward
I love the bright red, the pink, and the blues and greys...oh heck I love them all. I would love to make a colorwork yoke sweater or some fun bright striped scarfs for my 3 kids. can't wait to get my hands on some of the new yarn it looks so yummy.
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkimber
I want to make a cowl with those delicious colors!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangelica
Great giveaway! I'd love to make a big squishy, cabled cowl with this yummy yarn. I LOVE the colours!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrishKnits
Beautiful! Would be perfect for a blanket for my niece!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
This beautiful Supper Soft Merino inspires me to make something I have never made before. To make something new! The dreamy texture and bright colors will inspire me not to give as i give it another go to try and create something difficult i have never made before.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I would make a loose fitting cozy cardigan. beautiful wool
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdianegrace
A chunky cabled turtleneck! I bet the stitch definition is beautiful!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE.soule
I'd knit a white brightly striped cape for my sister in Italy to help her get warm during next winter going to work. Here in New Zealand I won't need it, but she could send it back to me next year!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElettra
I would make a humongous infinity cowl that would require 10 wraps around my body so that only the top of my head would be showing. Some might mistake me for a big, colourful, fuzzy caterpillar. No one could see but I would be smiling gleefully.
Wool love.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDestanne Lundquist
I can see a yummy, cozy scarf with your new Purl Merino. Hope I win!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene
Yay! It looks luscious! I see a big chunky warm cowl in my future.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
I would make a quilt inspired baby blanket with all those beautiful Colours.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnni
I would make a super cozy neck cowl and matching hat!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne K
I envision, among other things, a gorgeous big cabled muffler, and perhaps matching mittens. Or, a cozy ribbed vest. The yarn looks fantastic!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam
I would knit up a big cowl and fingerless gloves in the hot pink to wear with my camel winter coat.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterH.Choi
I'd love to make a super think and warm sweater to keep me warm this winter!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy
Legwarmers and fingerless gloves. Items to keep my limbs warm, colorful and cozy in the gloomy months ahead!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
-the aviator cap I've been putting off for my little son.
- or more likely a sweater for me.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralicia
a warm soft beanie to weather the new home winter in the sierras. oh yes.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramiee
I would make a pointy hat or two and also a cowl!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
I would knit up a wrap shawl in the heirloom white. It looks so fantastic and delicious!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaley
Definitely I want to make soft comfy hats to ward off the Midwest chilly winter winds.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy
They are gorgeous! I'm a brand new knitter, and would love to turn these into some cozy hats for the winter!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah R.
I would be inspired to knit a rainbow scarf or a beautiful woolly sweater, but as i live in the uk (means international postage) if i won I would ask you to donate my wool to a knitter affected by Sandy - who lost everything and would really need some wool to knit up some warmth. xx
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane/craftyconundrum
I'd love to make a sweater with this. It looks so soft and comfy!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
It's a great idea. I would make a great cardigan for cold winter days.
Greetings!
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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