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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)

Such beautiful colors! I would love to make some cozy scarves and cowls for my roommates for Christmas!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I'd love to make big cozy cowl with this yarn, or a cowl necked vest. It looks so soft. Glad you are doing OK after the storm!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Definitely a cowl, something soft and warm to wear against my neck!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis
Mittens and booties for my baby boys! How beautiful!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliz
How exciting! I'd make a super-bright sweater for a sweet little girl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbloomingheather
Accent pillows! Mittens! Big smooshy cowls! Legwarmers! Not necessarily in that order, but your new yarn looks wonderful and I can envision many goodies crafted with it. And the colours! Love.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKayla
I'm inspired to make your Lovely Ribbed Cowl in an unabashedly red color. The colors are so bright!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
A dreamy, stylish, brimmed hat for my 6 year old daughter, a toasty hat for my 3 year old son, a shrug/bolero I've had my mind on for quite some time now, and a warm, brightly coloured sweater for the cold winter days! thanks for sharing!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheodora M
Lovely colors for a soft and cuddly baby blanket! Cathy
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
Gorgeous! Just what i feel like knitting with...big, soft,and squishy. I like Alana Dakos' Shawl-Collared Cowl or Orange Flower's Simple Ribbed Cowl. Pink, pale grey or peacock...hmmm
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
Ohh this would be perfect to make a magic snuggly blanket
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
I'd love to make my 4 year old princess a pink and grey stripy poncho!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternod
Ohh this is perfect for a magic snuggly blanket!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
I've been looking for the perfect yarn to knit up a delightful cabled hat and I think this would be perfect! Well done coming out with such a wonderful yarn -- the colors are amazing :-)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
Our third baby is due at the end of January and I would love to make her special blankie from these dreamy colors. My sister is going to show me how to knit at Christmas and I have a 12 hour drive back home after the holidays to get started!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina
Beautiful and luscious! I think I would make a cozy cowl, or cap or mittens! Something warm as the chill is arriving.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
I would knit a bucket hat and felt it up nice and tight to keep me warm and in good spirits with the bright colors, chasing away gloom from the dark winter days.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane Black
OOOHHH!! Pretty bright colors! I would knit up a bright sweater.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy B.
These colors are beautiful. They are screaming a cowl to me, especially your herringbone cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne. Mooney
Im going to make a rippley, wavy, crochet lap snuggie afghan breaking every preconcieved notion about afghans and crochet using every single bright, scrumptious shade of this new yarn. Its called "Storm Surge" and its going to be lined with a happy, floral Liberty print fabric. Major textile moxie mojo goodness!! I cannot wait to begin.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire McDonald Herne
Oh so many choices, a soft yummy cowl, or a baby blanket (I'm going to be a grandma for the first time in April) or a scarf for my daughter, or a warm scarf for my son who lives in Poland...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
My brother and his girlfriend are having their first baby, so baby blankets and jumpers it is!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaynie Adams
SUPER SOFT merino, you say? Well I want to make a gorgeous, rainbow cowl with all those vibrant colors so that the cushy-ness will be right against my neck every time I go to brave the cold.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteragbear
I want to make a cushy blanket! Oh, it looks so lovely.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
So cozy, but bright. I'm thinking a blanket. However, I do have lots of friends that are expecting, so maybe something for the new arrivals? Wow, the possibilities are endless!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianeM
I totally want to make some soft, warm mittens for a surprise from my lovely sister who LOVES hand-knits.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercblessy
I would make something warm and terrifically cuddley for my daughter. San Fransico evenings can get quite cold.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdlogue
cowls and/or scarves, I think. I'm thinking of the bandana cowl you had on the blog, but maybe the gauge is wrong. Maybe a shrug. Don't worry, I'll think of something.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda S
Wow, that yarn looks scrumptious! It looks like it would make a perfect cuddly warm pullover. Or some snuggly mittens, or legwarmers, or anything really!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
As the growing season is coming to a close, I am excited to refocus my energy on knitting! With this yarn I would make a beautiful long and cozy scarf, and some mittens and, and a hat to boot, perfect for our PA winters!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
stockings to hang from the mantle and fill with goodies
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternicole
Oh my the items that I can see making from this beautiful palette of yarn. It looks so squishy! I can imagine my first projects with these beauties would be a set of fingerless gloves, a hat and scarf to match to wear on those cold winter days!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
With a new baby due in the next month these deliciously soft yarns would be amazing to knit soakers and blankets and sweaters for our little one!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
I just started knitting and am ready to try hats! I'd make some bright, colorful hats for my husband and I to wear on our foggy morning beach walks in San Francisco.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLex
I would like to make a couple of sweater vests for my little boys, a cowl for myself.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly hamilton
Love the colors and the texture looks soft and comfortable. I think a sweater for each of my grandson's and a cowl and mittens for my daughter. Best of luck to you on this new endeavor.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I would do a 2 color brioche stick cowl (extra long for multiple cozy loops) or a big, comfy sweater. Something I could wrap up in by the fire on cold, Kansas evenings.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica
I love, love, love Merino yarn and hope I'm lucky enough to win some!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolley
Oh so many possibilities! Mittens! A toasty vest! A nice throw for the back of the couch! Oh I hope I win! I never win anything! :)
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
My mind is racing with ideas for this yarn...possibly a cozy sweater. Fingers crossed that I win this one!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeriam
a gorgeous long cowl or a cuddly vest.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermargaret law
I'm making lots of hats for all my family members visiting my house this holiday season. 15 hats are down, 15 more to go. I'd love to make some hats with these nice and bright color yarns!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK.K.
A big loopy cozy cowl.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeg
I would make a big, soft, bulky cowl in a bright color, to cheer me up through the winter! The yarn looks great.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGauss
I really like the yarn, it has nice, vibrant colors, and looks very soft and luscious . I would make a scarf and a hat for winter. My favorites are the Yellow Yellow, Extra Green, and the Oyster Gray.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.W. Tran
This yarn is beautiful! Great colors!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeg
What lovely, vibrant colors! I am inspired to make some new winter sweaters for my two kids. Yellow, yellow for my son and extra green for my daughter!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi
I would love to knit a sweater for my son, who is about ot have his first birthday. Or maybe hats and mittens for both kids and a cowl for me.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin
I would make a hooded scarf. I sometimes wish all my coats had hoods.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
I love the colors! I'm thinking a cozy shawl or a couple big, chunky cowls.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJayme

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