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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)

Oh this is stunning for sure a ripple it would be!! Colours are lovely.mmmmm
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVidea
I bet an Aidez would be so yummy in this. Or TOK's woodland capelet.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I want to make a nice squishy cowl, or maybe a beautiful chunky cardigan, that would knit up nice and fast with this yarn.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSkye
A big, cozy blanket!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
Ooh, I'm very excited about the Yellow Yellow! I've been looking for the perfect lemon yellow to make hats as part of a costume for the Minions in the Despicable Me movies. That yellow looks perfect!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterseedlessgrape
Mittens! Congratulations on your new yarn line, the colors are gorgeous!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna B
Oooooh so yummy! I've been wanting to make a herringbone cowl, and this yarn would be beautiful.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
I would be making soft, bright colored cowls and mittens for my granddaughters.
I know they would love the color of these fab yarns.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariann R.
I'm going to make some cozy cowls! Those gorgeous colors will brighten up a gray Pacific NW day!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn
The yarn looks so soft and warm and the colors lovely! I'm thinking cowls and lap blanket.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSophia
I'd love to make a scarf for next winter with the super soft Merino. Hope I win!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlorencia Pereiro
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
I would knit myself another Purl Bee owl! I just made one out of Cascade Magnum, and would love to make him a sibling!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline
Hats and blankies for all of the new babies that are about to be born!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara
The other day my friend was wearing an soft cowl made of i-cords sewn together and I was thinking of trying to recreate it. This yarn would be perfect for it!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I would love to use the chunky yarn for a throw. The green and gray are speaking to me. It would be a great way to stay comfy when my husband goes over seas.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth LaVerne
Such beautiful colours! I'm new to knitting, so I would keep it simple with a scarf or cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Wonderful - congratulations!! the colors look fantastic and since i just got news of my niece expecting her first baby i instantly thought of a snuggly cozy soft baby blanket!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDag
Pretty! I would probably make a scarf, since that's about all I know how to knit so far!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristie
Oh My!!!!!!First of all, congratulations!!! I've just viewed the colors....(love them all)...can't wait to see the new patterns being created but for now I must make a baby blanket...maybe the Chevron Baby Blanket or Bulky Baby Blanket....something yummy, colorful and squishy.....Then of course this yarn just needs to be knitted into big cowls...I'm thinking Bandana cowl and Drop Stitch Cowl (ravelry) for delicious pops of color for wintery days.....It's as much fun to plan these projects as it will be to knit them!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Tremain
I will make a grown up version of your chevron baby blanket for my daughter who is an inner city school teacher and keeps her heat on low! Thanks for the inspiration!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
I would make a super soft striped blanket or a few cowls!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori
I bought a new coat today; I'd love to make a scarf and hat to go with it! I've never tried to knit mittens or gloves, but I'm very tempted to try and knit those! A winter wonder wardrobe for me:)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvie
I would make a blanket of many colours with it if I won.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
I would make the Lovely Ribbed Cowl. In Toasted Charcoal and/or Desert Blue. : )
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. Rispin
I am thinking a lovely, cozy basket weave blanket for my aunt who has taught me to knit! She love purple and takes pride in being the last in the family to turn on her heat each fall. I would love to give her an edge heading into next year ;)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
How lovely, Congrats! I would make a deliciously chunky hat and some mitts to keep me warm this blustery winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElise
I've been assigned the task of knitting socks for a friend who has lost part of her foot due to an accident. This yarn will make a wonderful half sock for her, and she won't have to fold her sock over her foot. Thanks for the ideas.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen
So glad that you made it through the storm okay. My own son and his wife live in Queens, and I'm very grateful that they made it through the weather safely. What I would do with the yarn is a no-brainer: I've just been given the address of a church in NYC looking for donated items for those misplaced by the storm. I would use the yarn to knit hats to brighten their days, and to remind them that there is always a dawn.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
I'd make hats and mittens.... and a delicious throw or wrap.
Many thanks-- colors are fabulous.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Tetreault
Would love to do a big cozy chevron or log cabin blanket for my 2 1/2 yr old daughter to always have on her bed! Not a fan of pink normally but you have converted me in this case!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
I think the Lovely Ribbed Cowl would be, well simply, lovely!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen Bucci
Oh, yum, the yarn looks dreamy... I would make either Purl's Herringbone Cowl, or the (also free) Gap-tastic Cowl on Ravelry.

Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas you Purl-ers so generously share!

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClare
I have 2 best friends having babies in December! Definitely need some warm, snuggly baby blankets :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
It looks so comfy and warm! I would love to use this to make some scares and hats for my family for the upcoming Christmas season!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
Gorgeous... I would love to knit this yarn into a big soft autumn sweater : a nice neutral (gray maybe?) with some suede patches at the elbows.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEugénie
Oh, those bright yellows and pinks are like knit nerd candy! I do hope I win this wonderful offer.

Thanks Purl Soho!

xoxo Donna
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
I can just feel the softness and I love that it's bulky - just what I want to knit with right now. Can't decide between bright pink or peacock blue but I want to make the Simple Ribbed Cowl by Orange Flower.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
I am anxious to see a project done with your new yarn DOUBLED,
Quick and beautiful!!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Lou
I would make a chunky baby blanket for my little granddaughter.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVickie
I would make wonderful scarves to wrap around our necks to keep us warm during the cold windy Maine winters.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
I was just at the store last week, if this wool was there I would have gotten every color to make a warm cowl for my entire family! It would have given me something to do while I waited to get home after SANDY. Hope all is well my son got his power back! Thinking of all that lost so much! Looking forward to this yarn!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Z
I would make something with lots of stripes! Probably hats.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene
I'd make a striped sweater in these beautiful, bright colors--perfect for getting through a dreary winter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany
What BEAUTIFUL yarn!!! The colors are fabulous! I am inspired to knit scarfs and cowls for gifts. Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
Jen Kolakowski
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Kolakowski
oh, how beautiful ... a deep cowl for the boy I love, and another one for me.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri D.
Instantly thought of warm fluffy cowls and hats! If this recent storm is any indication of our winter we will need them!! The colors would also brighten up any gray, blustery day.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy E
I would love to make an Elizabeth Zimmerman inspired raglan sleeve sweater with a cowl collar. This yarn looks amazing and gorgeous!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracey
Warm, snuggly cowls, mittens and hats to start. Then a cozy knitted blanket to snuggle under while reading and sipping hot tea.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDK
Cowls! They'd be gorgeous in every color.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

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