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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)

Cowls and hats! Christmas gifts! Yummy colors-good prices!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCassie
How yummy!!!! I would use this to make a BIG smoooshy scarf - or maybe some hats and other baby items for my grand children.... so many ideas so little time.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo Karen
Cosy, warm, non itchy hats for my 3 children and their daddy. Same pattern but different colours to match their likes and activities. Teenagers need hand made hats too, and these colours are gorgeous.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick
depending on the weight, either super chunky cabled blanket or cabled sweater. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremi love
This is so so exciting, it all looks so scrumptious! I'm thinking a striped hat with a multi-color pompon would be the best!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKayanna
I love to make something I could wrap myself in, like a shawl or cardigan. Or maybe a swing coat for my little girl. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeagneato
I'd make a cozy cabled sweater! Super excited about this yarn!!! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Hats, scarfs, blankets, Owl pillow pattern on Ravelry. ... The possibilities are endless.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I love the yarn, and merino is one of my favorites. So soft and versatile. I especially love yarn for knitting up cozy hugs for my family and friends. I can just imagine this yarn snuggling up the new babes in my life, and with cheerful colors to boot! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna B
Our knitting group in SC made 30 scarves or cowls this year for a friend's preschool class in Brooklyn. This yarn would give us a head start for next year. The little kids would look darling at recess in their colored cowls!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy
Hi! I'm thinking soft and squishy cowls for the ladies on my gift list this year and Watch caps for the guys. Love the look and can't wait to have some in my hands. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie b
A cowl, for sure. Maybe a hooded scarf?
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlora
The colors are so bright! I would probably to a color work vest. Or maybe soft mittens for the whole family!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
I think the brightly colored yarn would be perfect for hats and cowls to ward off the chill on grey November days.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I would love to design a colorwork blanket in this—maybe something with blocks or stripes, but with an added textural detail. It would be such a quick knit and the colors are so vibrant and timeless!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflossie
Since I have never made a cowl for myself, I have decided to make one this winter. The soft merino yarn would be absolutely perfect! I don't know which color to choose...they are all wonderful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal A
I've got the Dogwood set in my scope by Jane Richmond! This yarn would be perfect!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I would make a big ribbed cowel and some super soft hand warmers
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachael
So gorgeous! I've been dying to knit up the shawl collar cowl, so I think that's what I'd make first, but the lovely ribbed cowl is tempting too...hope you all survived the hurricane okay.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Oh! It would make a beautiful big cozy cozy scarf! Lovely!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
This yarn looks amazing!!! What I would do with 10 skeins of yarn?! The possibilities are endless! I have a beautiful throw my grandmother made when my mom was a kid. I moved out to the east coast recently from Ohio, and before I left my mom gave me my grandmother's blanket so I had something special of both of them now that I'm farther away. It's always been on of my favorite things. If I had some of this beautiful yarn I'd certainly be making my mom a new cozy blanket to enjoy, since she gave me this special one!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracie
I love making scarves and this being super soft, very much appeals to me. I would also like trying to weave with it - new hobby for me.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNMPatricia
My sister has been clamoring for me to knit her a Pointy Elf Hat—and I think she'd look stunning in peacock blue! Congratulations on the new yarn line.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercaitlin
definitely inspired to hurry up with my holiday knitting! the only thing that's holding me back is the price of yarn... this giveaway is wonderful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebeklah
Gorgeous! I am thinking sweaters for my toddler son and daughter--something that "goes" together but isn't matchy-matchy...and, if there's any left over, a neck cowl for mama!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Definitely a big squishy cowl, for starters. In Oyster Grey. Lovely.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda
I love these beautiful colors give so much inspiration. It looks so soft and plush. I would make multi-color sweater for my baby girl. And a cowl or hat with whatever is left over.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMayra
I cannot wait to see what projects you all come up with, but for right now, I really need a cowl and hat for my new coat!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiq
These colors are just beautiful! I would love to make some specialty hats for Christmas this year. <3
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
I would make my first fair isle hat! i hear it's an easy pattern to start on!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterruthie
I am itching to make a beautiful coloured cowl - my first try with circular needles, to keep me warm this winter! Extra uyarn would make cowls & fingerless gloves for family members.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Cole
I would make a nice soft slouchy beret!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
I love the colours! This yarn would be great to knit up an easy thick cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYolande T.
I would love to make a cropped cabled sweater with extra long sleeves that you can tuck your hands in on icy days. I would love it to be a beautiful classic neutral color with a small stripe of neon to add a touch of modern style to this sort of timeless piece. The cables would have to be a mix of antler, braid, and simple rope and they would trail up the sleeves and create an intertwining panel on the front.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen Johnson
So pretty! I love all of the colors and the yarn sounds heavenly.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa L.
I would love to use this yarn to make a cozy baby blanket. I really like the nice bright colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
Im a new knitter. Your patterns have been a great learning tool :) Currently working on knitting in the round, I will probably use it for those projects!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill Halstenson
I've recently become addicted to knitting stranded hats. This yarn look perfect, so snuggly and cozy for Montreal winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina
lovely colors! something warm to wear around my neck would be the first on my list.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarlene
Oh my, winning this would be amazing!
I would possibly knit a cozy blanket for cuddling on the couch, or a few cowls for myself and family and friends for christmas.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
The palette is gorgeous! I would start with a striped version of the bandana cowl and then go for slouchy colorful leg warmers. Can't wait to try your new yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashley
I just mastered the crocodile stitch, so I would use it to make it to work up a scaly looking scarf. I bet it would drape beautifully and look really striking in white. Or maybe in a nice, shocking pink.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKT
Hats!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirstin
I think a cozy pullover or a cowl would be great in this yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStevie
Such great, bright colors - reminds me of the 80's! I think the lovely ribbed cowl would be the perfect squishy project to wrap up in this winter. And your colorways would be a fresh addition amongst the grey dull skys!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKanani
I would make hats for my girls!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I think I'd make a nice chunky cowl with a matching hat and mitts.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
Oh I would make a cozy pair of leg warmers... something my legs -who are never dressed in trouers- will appreciate now that winter is approaching fast!

And should I have ten, oh my, ten of these beauties in my yarn basket then a soft warm blanket to wrap those chilly legs in while knitting the evening away would be high on my list....
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHimiko
I'm dreaming of a big, bright, fluffy throw. Looking forward to checking out this yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
I've been dreaming of a super long, thick and chunky scarf that would be soft and warm enough to wear all winter, and this yarn would be absolutely perfect! Now if only I could pick a colour...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

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