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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)

This yarn is sooo gorgeous! I'd love to knit some toasty, comfy cowls in bright colors
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy
A super soft merino in bright colors. Yes please! Congrats on the new creation!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Vercillo
wow! the colours are just so pretty, especially the super pink and yellow! theyre so uplifting :) looking at it makes me want to make a scarf and brighten up the mood! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Something warm and squishy and cozy - hats and cowls are on my mind right now since I live in New England!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
i am have been thinking about you this week, and i'm glad things are getting back to normal.

i love the new yarn! the pictures are inspiring me to make either a big chunky blanket with the two greys and a super pink border OR some super bright stripey hats with ear flaps and pompoms. maybe both? i better get started with the holiday knitting soon!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbetsy
Ooooooh! I want swaths of the white, oyster grey, and the very pale blue surrounding me. Scarves, cowls, blankets!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
I would make a huge, thick, cozy sweater to get me through the frigid Rochester winter. I'm thinking some sort of colorwork pattern in navy blue, yellow, orange, and white.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie
I too love cowls and fingerless gloves. Hard pressed to decide which one - but I think I'll go for the cowl. Soft luxury around my neck!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoreen B
Oh my oh my!!!! I would definitely make myself a cozy sweet cowl or snuggly sweater coat for my cold cold minnesota house!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrachel
Love soft, squishy merino around my neck – I would definitely make a cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
definitely a cozy cowel (or two!). san francisco cool weather is perfect for cozy knits!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranna
Oh goody! I'd knit baby clothes for my sister's baby due in April. All I've ever knit for babies is hats and this yarn would be perfect for something more adventurous!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret
Glad to hear things are getting better after that terrible storm. The colors of your new yarn are beautiful. The navy blue is especially calling my name. Scarves and hats and slippers oh, my!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
Since I just learned to knit, and the only thing I've made is a headband from some horrible, cheap Pepto-Bismol pink yarn, I'm ready for something a bit bigger and a much nicer yarn. I think a scarf would be beautiful in this yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
Wouldn't this yarn make the sweetest granny square baby blanket? As a new mother, I know just the little girl...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJess
Love the colors, and it looks incredibly soft! I'm actually inspired by your previous post, and would love to knit a loose, roomy cowl!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAurelija
I've been dying to make a cozy cowl/scarf, but I just haven't found the perfect I think I have! I don't have a pattern, but I have a general idea of what I'd do. I'd knit it in the round until it's about 40" long, then lay it flat (10" wide) and sew each of the open ends closed. Then make a full twist in the body of the scarf/cowl and sew the ends together, keeping the twist! Ooohh, if I didn't have a one-year old who loved to tangle himself up in my skeins, I'd get a bunch of this yarn and cuddle with it while I knitted up some dreams!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRae
I'd make a cowl! It looks like it would be so soft around your neck.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLane
Wow - I'm loving all the bright colors! I would love to make a colorful throw blanket for the upcoming wintery nights!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRedvispa
With 10 skeins, I would love to make a knitted cape to wear when driving the kids to/from school - it wouldn't get caught in the lap belt, but would be chic when getting out of the car to go inside!

Hope that you all in NYC are faring well after Sandy - my thoughts are with you!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Gorgeous! I'm thinking a nice, chunky pair of mittens with a matching cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdankrist
Ooh, I think I will be making a bandana cowl and hats for my 2 babies and hubby!
The colors are amazing!

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa
The yarn is crying out to be a super soft and cozy sweater to me. How great to brighten a gray winter day with a bright colored sweater. At 3 st/inch it could be whipped up in no time!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimi
Super soft squishy yarn in those vibrant colous makes me want to knit or crochet a lap throw for the chilly nights up here in Canada or maybe a big fluffy cowl for the equally chilly days! Gorgeous yarn, thanks for the opportunity to win some!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
These look like they would knit up into the the most beautiful, soft, squishy, cozy cowls -- or maybe a lap blanket! Beautiful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
A big cuddly blanket!! Those colors are awesome!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeganW
I would use it to make a super squishy shawllete or a dream of a sweater!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBridget
Ahh they look so cozy!! These would be so great to knit up into a few cowls, or slippers or toques! Hm.. or a blanket to keep me warm in the winter while I knit more cozy items!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTanya P
What beautiful yarn! Love all the colors. I would make a vest for myself and headbands and hats for Christmas gifts.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDelores
Blankets blankets blankets! Perfect for cuddling with beside the wood stove!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDana
Kitteny-soft single ply merino calls for something worn close to the skin: cowls, scarves, hats, & mittens in bright colours to chase away the winter doldrums... mmmmmm.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoel
Wow this is fabulous! I love all of the colors and have all sorts of ideas running through my head. I think I would make a cowl and possibly a throw for my couch.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
The yarn looks scrumptious! I'd knit a big chunky, cozy cowl and perhaps some coordinating mitts.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin
What lovely yarn in bright and happy colors! I'd make a stripy baby blanket for a recently announced spring arrival.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterk.casey
What beautiful colours! Everyone in my family is due for some new winter accessories: mittens and hats and scarves.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
Oh wow... What beautiful colors. Well I'd love to make cowls, hats, wrist warmers and a nice cozy throw :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
This yarn looks incredible! I would love to make the herringbone scarf with it.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeghan
I would make a big soft warm cowl but not just for me. I would have enough to warm a few friends too!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyndie
What lovely colors! I would love to make a cowl, or a blanket to snuggle in for the winter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbra
I love the grays and pink, I am thinking cowls for sure.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith
These would make fabulous sweaters for my daughter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary P
So glad the shop made it through the storm! I'd use this yarn to make a cozy throw in stripes of blue and gray.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEalae
My Grandma and I make baby beanies for donation to the hospitals in our area. We would love to use Purl Bee's new Super Soft Merino yarn to create some cozy beanies for the tiny preme babies =)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn
The yarn looks phenomenal and I love all of the colors! I would love to make a cowl and hat set for each of my 3 daughters.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKendra
WOW! Those colors are amazing. I was coming on here to see what throw blanket patterns you had, so that it totally what I would make with this yarn! Thanks for the chance to win some!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodie
A dream ... to knitting listening over the rainbow and make a long scarf of many wonderful colors

kiss kiss

from Rome
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAntonella
I'd love to make a blanket with it. The colors are AMAZING!!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith Daniel
I would love to make a soft warm sweater to get me through the chilly months here in New York!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBryn
How delicious! I would immediately make a beanie for instant gratification!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
Good to hear you're all back on deck after Sandy - hope you and yours homes etc fared OK. I'd be keen on making a nice snuggly cowl with your new yarn, your recent ribbed cowl looked very snuggly.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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