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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 knit a slew of brioche cowls and hats. This yarn is begging to be knit up into cozy, bright scarves with unexpected color pairings.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha
That green... THAT GREEN! I would have to make my darling girl a poncho with that green. Possibly with the pink in an icord edging. Love that green. I wish to knit wallpaper with that green!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
This yarn looks amazing! I have a pattern for a beautiful cable knit baby sweater that I've been wanting to try but haven't found the right color. Problem solved! Thanks Purl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Amazing colors! I would make a colorful cozy cowl and mittens. A super soft lap blanket, too!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTien
It would be nice to play with the colours ...a striped shawl...colour block scarf...gloves with different fingers and thumbs...slippers with embroidery ....endless possibilities with all that yarn...
ps glad to see you're safe...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarilyn
Love, love, love the beautifully vibrant colors! I am inspired to make a big chunky cowl or a cozy sweater...something simple to show off such a beautiful yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina
I am inspired to make a chunky toque or a sweater for my little girlie.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I am torn between thick yummy cowls and an oversized wrap for the chilly building where our homeschool coop meets.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan aka paintermom
The colours are so beautiful and the yarn looks extremely soft! I would make a capelet for a little girl with this supersoft merino!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraurore
Love these colors, I would make a scarf and hat with a nice fluffy pompom on the top!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Gorgeous! I would love to make an oversized sweater out of the orange. The colors are just fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnierose
Wow- I love those greys and the icy blue! How wonderful for a family of cozy hats and mittens!

Glad that you all have power and made it through Sandy.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersacha logan
Ooh, looks to me like toque, cowl, scarf. Congrats on the new yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
Cowls or scarves for Christmas gifts and a snuggly throw for me!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne
So beautiful! I've been on a cowl kick (as have many others who've commented!). And warm hats. Yum.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRami
I would love to use this beautiful and fluffy yarn to create baby gifts for my two girlfriends who are due in March. I'm thinking baby booties, hats and a cuddly blanket for the little peanuts! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGwendolyn
I would finally make a winter hat for myself! I make so many hats for others, but I never seem to find the time to make one that matches my cool weather gear, and it's getter colder! Your super soft merino yarn in a nice bright color would make me happy! :-) Thank you!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterb sweder
I would make a cowl or shawl - something that I can wear close to take advantage of that super softness!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacquelineM
I love these colors! I think this yarn would be great to knit my first doggy sweater for my my little princess, Star.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I'd love to make a herringbone cowl in peacock blue, or toasted charcoal, or extra green, or timeless navy....
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
A comfy sweater for moi!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralyson
I would knit a big squishy hat.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrick
Love these colours.
Can't wait to try them and to create lots of winter projects with it.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina
Bulky Winter cowls...and dreaming of walking into Purl Soho someday to see the inspiration we all get online.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJonatha Foli
My brother and sis-in-law are finally expecting a baby girl, after many hurdles. She is due in March and I would love to make her the chevron baby blanket from your site. This yarn would make the coziest blanket!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca
I would make a wonderfully soft forever blanket to keep my 5 month old daughter warm and cozy this winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeghan
I would make soft, cozy scarves and hats in Toasted Charcoal with a stripe of Peacock Blue for my boys 6 and 3 years old.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennie
With two little ones underfoot, my knitting is limited to small projects. At the moment, hats, cowls, and maybe some mittens are about my speed.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
Perfect for knitting brightly colored hats and scarves for the holidays!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkasey
Beautiful colors! Want to make a Tunsian crochet throw....think it would be soft and warm for my 91 year old mom.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret
A twisty, cowly, snoody, scarfy creation would be perfect for this!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoni Z
I would knit a big chunky sweater in bright colours like the hot pink. The wool looks so soft and comfy I don't think I would wear anything else the entire winter! Maybe 5 big chunky sweaters are necessary, why limit myself to just 1?
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilary Allen
I would use it to make a striped sweater for my newly adopted little dog!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorinne
i'd make cowls and more cowls!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterida
These look so soft and comfy! I'd love to try and knit a sweater with this yarn. That may be a bit ambitious for my skill level but I figure you've got to start somewhere.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSE
So beautiful colours and great quality!! I'm going to be mom this December so it eill be great if I won beacuse I would love to make a soft baby blanket for my little girl, and a pair of newborn booties will be great too :D
Thanks you so much for this chance to win. I will keep my fingers crossed
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelena
It looks so soft! I'm tempted to make a slip stitch cowl with the red zinnia and oyster gray!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRose
Beautiful yarn! I would have to make another Big Herringbone Cowl because I'm obsessed with the pattern.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon O.
For me it has to be the gaptastic cowl! The colors and squishy ness demand it! Maybe a few in different colors to layer up for max warmth.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather L
I am a rather new knitter - but I would love to attempt a bulky pullover sweater with all that wonderful texture! The colors are scrumptous!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre Coleman
What beautiful yarn! I am so into making hats and cowls right now, I'm sure i could knit up some amazing ones with these yarns! Please draw my name! We have very cold winters here in Great Bend, Kansas, too! :-)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl Elliott
Hats! Bunches of beautiful, colorful hats!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Several of my friends have been without power here in Hoboken, which was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. I'd use this to make them bright, warm, lovey scarves to remind them that in the midst of disaster they are loved.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
Gorgeous! can't wait to try it. I'd love to make a squishy and warm shawlette or cowl with it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca
Lovely!! I would make a vest or a cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami
Oh, I would so love to make a little hooded jacket sweater for my new grandson! And a cowl for me, perhaps. Such delicious colors, and such lovely softness!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKiki Finlayson
These colors are beautiful! I'm inspired to knit a wonderfully chunky and warm cable throw, maybe in Desert and Peacock blues? Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrigette
Congratulations for these beautiful yarns! I would like to make a cowl from this. Zsófi from Budapest, Hungary
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZsófi
I live in Southern Arizona, but will be working in Oregon this winter, so I would make a soft cowl and some mittens.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyB
I would knit a baby blanket for my friend who is expecting her first child and has nicknamed the baby "Happy." What could be happier than hot pink?
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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