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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)

It's been a tough week here in the tri state area and I think a lot of us who were lucky enough to only have to deal with power outages found comfort in knitting. So, in a way it's a wonderful time to read about something as warm and comforting as a new yarn! I would love a wrap in toasted charcoal-- so I can stay warm while knitting!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuze
I cant wait to knit up cozy love for my little boy!!! Sweater or vest I can't yet decide!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterregina
I would be inspired to knit up a slouchy beanie - striped - and a infinity cowl with your beautiful yarn. Ho'omaka'i on the happy launch of your new line after the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKepanie
I would totally make a cowl-I would LOVE to have that yarn against my chin!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralison
Those colors make me weak in the knees!! I am knitting up cowls for all the ladies in my family this year for Christmas and that yarn would just be ideal!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Wow. Grey and neon, now there's a thought. Maybe a chunky jumper with neon accents. Actually I'd also really like to make a blanket for my baby. Oh and a cowl for myself. Ok so that's a jumper for my 4yr old, blanket for the baby, cowl for myself. Hmm so the husband should get a hat I suppose. It's going to be a busy winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam B
Oh what a lovely yarn! I would love to make something with it - a warm winter sweater for my little boy, cowls for my sisters for Christmas or even a baby blanket for a friend´s unborn child. The opportunities seem endless!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterValgerdur
I would love to make a beautiful, BRIGHT granny square blanket for my new couch with teals and oranges and yellow, etc.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKyla
I would definitely make a cozy throw. The colors are just lovely!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie L
Beautiful colors. I would probably make a cowl and possibly some mittens.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargo
Amazing colours - love the Clementine and Peacock Blue. Would make a cowl or two and the blanket I've been meaning to knit forever.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJude
Beautiful Cowls are on my list of gifts this year! What a win this would be!
Thank you for the chance to win.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan M
I too would want this lovely yarn around my neck. So if I got the 3 skeins, I'd make a cowl for myself; if I got the 10 skeins, I'd make a cowl for several lucky friends as well!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarclay
The bright colors remind me of a boxy Peruvian sweater I wore out a few years ago. I think I might try to recreate something similar.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjqn
Beautiful yarn and congratulations!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
Oh, they are so colorful! I would make a cozy baby blanket for my yet-to-be born niece or nephew!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I am planning on knitting a scarf for my husband for Christmas - so he doesn't have to wear his soccer scarves to work when he's cold! - and this would be the perfect yarn for it... And I love the colors!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty
I am planning on knitting a scarf for my husband for Christmas - so he doesn't have to wear his soccer scarves to work when he's cold! - and this would be the perfect yarn for it... And I love the colors!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty
A cozy cowl and hat would be what I would make! Looks absolutely scrumptious!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarabeth
Waaaah, wonderful ! I imagine a long long long wooly scarf for winter! With many color to bring sun everywhere with me ;-)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter__L__
Sooo beautiful! I think I would make a cozy houndstooth throw, maybe in oyster grey and extra green or desert blue? And something sweet and teeny for my soon-to-be little boy in heirloom white and peacock blue. :]
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAli
What gorgeous yarn. Love the colors!!!I I would make an oversized sweatshirt sweater. Living in the AZ dessert, it will be my Winter coat.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
Wow! Those colors are fabulous! This fall has definitely been all about hats and cowls for me, and these yarns would be great to use - I see colors perfect for my mom, my daughter, my best friend...and me!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermerie
With a so gorgeous yarn I would like to knit something for myself, a lovely and warm cardigan or pullover for cold winter. Thanks a lot for this giveaway !
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
Lovely material, lovely colors! Soft sweaters for my two daughters :-)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzuska
I would live to make some lovely cozy cardigans for my two girls! I would also maybe try a couple of dresses if I had enough! Thanks for the chance to win! The colours are divine!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia
I would love to make something for the new baby we're expecting this summer! I'm already in love with the Heirloom white yarn & there are lots of different projects I could make with it for this little one.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
A hat or blankie for my baby. Or some colorful scarves for my little nieces.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Oh my word! This yarn is stunning! So soft, decadent & colorful! I'm just learning to knit for the first time now...so all projects are pretty simple at this time. If I had the opportunity to run this yarn through my fingers...I think I'd make a simple blanket for my 8 month old daughter, Ellen.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaige Greene
I'd love to make Jared Flood's Umaro blanket with this!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
Oh my! The colors! The squooshiness! The instant gratification of bulky yarn. I'm thinking a big pillow or softie, like Big Snowy Owl!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-snowy-owl
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEowyn
I've just knitted your bandana cowl out of deep stash yarn. This would be a really great one too. But honestly I would go for a big cozy sweater to camp in during the coming cold weather.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElsebeth
Hats, hats, and more hats! It's cold in Minnesota...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
New to this blog and simply adoring it. Beginner to knitting but thanks to you I can see past a sea of tea cosies and awful booties. Casting on right now! P.S Simply beautiful wool - well done!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
The possibilities are endless! I can't begin to tell how much I enjoyed looking at this yarn. I will have to save up to get some if I don't win! I believe this yarn would be perfect for long wrist warmers.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie E.
So lovely! I'm imagining a big comfy cabled sweater for cold winter nights!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKendra
I would love to make a warm and cozy wrap, something to keep the cold outside!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryvonne
I immediately thought of a cozy cowl like the herringbone cowl or a squishy rippled baby blanket.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I would crochet lampshades. I have two frames crying I my basement because they need this yarn.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEva's Helping Hands
I want to make that lovely ribbed cowl! gorgeous colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjeannine
I'd knit a cushion with every colour!!!! I can't wait to touch that wool!
Congratulations for a great idea!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa
Oh, the colors are all so lovely, I don't know how I would decide! I would love to make either a multi-colored blanket or cozy cowls, because I just learned how to knit them on circular needles & they are so fun!! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I have the perfect sweater pattern from Jean Frost that I would make.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
What amazing colors!!!!! I would make an oversized cowl, and wear it as hood and scarf!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer H
Since my apartment in Manhattan still has no heat or hot water, I would knit a throw blanket to keep warm.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Morris
Oh, my goodness, if I won 10 of these skeins, I'd be tempted to make a throw for my living room... now to choose the color... :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenna
I would make a beautiful striped pillow covering, because the colors remind me of Peruvian textiles!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCelia R
A bright brioche cowl and the bulky baby blanket! And maybe a big snowy owl, too.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
I woud love to knit a warm vest of this beautiful yarn!
It looks very soft. :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Oh oh oh! I would make a bunch of luscious cowls for me and my friends!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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