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Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: Fingering Weight
Knitting Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4'' on B - E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)
Yards: 231
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Palette Yarn

$3.49 50g / ball


You could call it our practical magnum opus. Palette is Knit Picks’ beloved 100% wool, fingering weight rainbow—expansive, ever-growing and ever-reliable. Designed especially for Fair Isle and colorwork, you’ll find hues that span the entire gradated wheel, including supporting neutrals and a full complement of heathers. Consider Palette for warm and durable socks, slim-fit sweaters or felted items galore; it’ll quickly find a permanent place in your stash and never disappoint.

Also available as natural undyed yarn so you can create your own colorways.

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"Since I’ve discovered the joys of colorwork knitting, Palette has become my go-to yarn. It is softer than traditional colorwork wool, making it perfect for my itch-sensitive skin, but it’s still toothy enough to making stranding and steeking a breeze. Last fall I used it to make my first ever Fair Isle sweater, and this fall I’m hatching plans for lots of intricate two-color mittens."
-Melissa B., Knit Picks Art Director 

"Palette is such a great yarn for stranded mittens.  It's really cozy and soft and available in some seriously amazing colors." -Ann Marie, Knit Picks customer

"Apparently, Knit Picks Palette is kind of awesome for knitting colorwork.  It's nice and sticky, and it blocks beautifully.  Did I mention that when placed over a hot air vent, it seemed to block in about an hour?  No?  Well it did!  This of course pleased me so very much!" -Marissa S., Knit Picks customer

“I just bought three of the Fair Isle totes sample packs, one of each color, and I can’t tell you how much I love them!!... The yarn is beautiful and soft, and knits like a dream. This is probably some of the best yarn I've ever knit with!!! I am sososososososo happy with this. Thank you so much for putting this pack together!!!!” April L., Knit Picks customer

 

 Kerin describes the development of the Palette color spectrum in podcast episode 103.

Video of Palette arriving in the Knit Picks office

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased two skeins of the Hyacinth for a shawl for my mother's Christmas gift. Love the color and feel of the yarn. I've since ordered one in Custard and two in Spruce. :)

3 out of 5 stars

The color selection is awesome but I wish you had a similar collection in a softer merino type wool. Stroll is nice and soft but needs more colours (especially an off white or cream) This is definitely not next to skin soft. It did knit up well but scratchy. Not sure I would use it again

5 out of 5 stars

Not since Rowan stopped making their lightweight DK has a lightweight wool been available that's suitable for my colour knitting. At the price, Palette makes a lot more sense financially than Rowan's yarns, and the colours are excellent for subtle colourways and gradient/ombre work. Well done Knitpicks!

5 out of 5 stars

This is my go to yarn when designing colorwork garments. The color selection is a big draw for me and the yarn is consistent throughout the ball, both in color and strand thickness. It ifeels slightly coarse when the ball is new but it softens markedly as you knit and completely after blocking. Love it! A++++++++

1 out of 5 stars

I purchased a lot of this yarn. While the yarn itself is beautiful, especially the heathered colors, the put up of the yarn is awful. I machine knit, so I have to re-wind them onto an electric winder. Finding the inside end is nearly impossible. I don't have this problem with other yarns. In addition, I had about 10% of the balls (out of the hundreds I bought) that had multiple ends as the other reviewer indicated. Customer service and Corporate did not seem to concerned when I brought this to their attention. They tried to "teach" me to find the inner end (when I've been knitting for over 50 years!). They need to address this. My earlier (poor) review was not published. Let's see if this one makes it.

4 out of 5 stars

Great value and color options.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! The colors are SO beautiful, and it's not hard to find a color that I need. I only wish that they made it in worsted or bulky weight!!

3 out of 5 stars

I have knit a vest kit and the Viticetum coat. The palette yarn has beautiful colors but it is too softly spun and played. It is starting to pill and I actually had to spin the balls to add more twist to the yarn as I was knitting. The coat already has some pills on the lower edge as I am completing the collar. It looks fabulous otherwise.

4 out of 5 stars

4 out of 5 only because it's a bit scratchy. Also, occasionally there are pieces of coarse hairs in the blend. It does knit up beautifully and the colors are miraculous, but I will probably not be purchasing this yarn for anything to use next to the skin.

4 out of 5 stars

The color selection is wonderful and great for projects where several colors are needed. I do find that the 2 ply is very noticeable when knitted up, but I was using larger needles than recommended for a lace piece. I did not have trouble with the ply separating, but was a tiny bit disappointed with the prominence of the 2 ply once knitted. I will try again with smaller needles and other projects

2 out of 5 stars

Although the colors are great, I don't care for the texture of the yarn. I work mostly with short patterns, with mixes of different colors and the yarn is wiry feeling and hard to crotchet. I used a "B" size hook, and kept having to go back through and pick up or let loose strands. Snagged and twisted. I will move onto another type - this one just didn't work for my needs.

5 out of 5 stars

Needed a thin yarn with LOTS of color options for some miniature making and this yarn is absolutely perfect. The price makes it easy to buy more colors for intricate projects and it's hard to beat the color selection.

5 out of 5 stars

Just finished a pair of socks in the fingering weight yarn and am very satisfied...ordering more today.

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered 15 balls of Palette yarn for a Maia Shawl that I wanted to do for a friend for her birthday. I ordered Spruce, Larch Heather, and Pumice Heather. It was not as soft as I had thought it might be (although it wasn't overly scratchy either). I worked with the Spruce first and I found that the two plys often got caught when I was working but that is because I use a more pointed metal crochet hook. When I finished the project I noticed the yarn got a little softer and I soaked it in warm water and glycerin before I blocked it. It blocked so nicely and it really showed the stitch definition so well and turned out quite soft. My friend loved the scarf and the jewel tone looked so good. I would say that the colours are amazing, and it is a good value and a nice yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Colors are pretty true to the photos, so it's easy to get what you want. Unless you're like me and just can't decide because there's 150 colors. It's not oh-my-gosh soft, but it's far from scratchy wool. I'd call it a pretty neutral, inoffensive texture. It is on the lighter side of fingering weight, for anyone wondering. Thinner than the Hawthorne Fingering yarn. I like it a lot, I just made my first colorwork hats and they're a big hit with my friends.

3 out of 5 stars

I ordered this yarn on a friend's recommendation and the colours are gorgeous! I ordered Spruce, Larch Heather, and Pumice Heather. My skin is pretty sensitive to wool, and I find most wools are scratchy (except for some merino wools and baby alpaca). This is one of those scratchy wools (for those who are sensitive to it). The stitch definition is fairly nice but I am having an issue with the thread separating and my needle will get caught between the two ply's. I'm not sure that I would purchase this again unless I had a specific project for it.

2 out of 5 stars

I can't believe so many people love this yarn! It is my least favorite from all that I've tried from Knit Picks. My MIL gave me a GIANT sampler pack and I was so excited to pick out lots of projects with different color combos. I made Barbie clothes and one hat. I've had enough. Random ends everywhere and it breaks very easily - twice in one project! I have SO much of it left! Ugh!

5 out of 5 stars

No matter what other yarn I try, I always come back to Palette. It's just perfect, strong yet soft, and wonderfully springy! I try to buy a few extras everytime I shop. I never want to be without it when inspiration hits! I can say that in all my years of knitting - over 50, this is the nicest yarn! And what beautiful colors - my wish list has almost all of them!

5 out of 5 stars

Just WOW !!!!

5 out of 5 stars

Just received my purchase in the mail and I am so impressed! I ordered Tomato, Blue note Heather, and Forest Heather for sweaters and Blush to knit a doll. The heathered yarns have such depth of colour and the yarn it self is soft. I can see I will be ordering more of this.

5 out of 5 stars

Am working on my first Fair Isle sweater and I can't believe that I waited so long. I love this yarn. It is beautiful, has a great hand and I'm thrilled with the result!

5 out of 5 stars

I decided to try this while it was on sale and I'm glad that I did! The wool is wonderfully soft and the colors are exactly as they appear online. I would love to see it put up in 440 gr hanks.

5 out of 5 stars

I made a fair isle with size 4 needles for the ribbing, size 5 for the body, and size 6 for the color work areas. Needle #3 was too tight for my style. Love this yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

I just ordered (and quickly received) 6 colors of palette yarn. It's incredible! I'm crocheting a stuffed animal for my niece - I've made the same pattern with a cheaply made yarn, this is a world of difference. The evenness of the yarn and the definition of the stitches is awesome. My only problem is now I only want to crochet with this yarn! The colors I ordered (semolina, oyster heather, blush, cotton candy, clover and edamame) were all true to the photos. I will be ordering tons in other colors!

5 out of 5 stars

I love love love this yarn. I've made several pieces with it and love the feel of it while I'm working on a pattern. It also works well paired with a kid silk or mohair blend strand to make a luxurious sweater. The colors are fantastic and true! I'm addicted.

5 out of 5 stars

This is wonderful yarn, colorful and soft and great to work with. I have made mitts and hats with it and will try a sweater one of these days!

5 out of 5 stars

I made a pair of fingerless mitts with this and just love them. It was easy to work with, feels great on my hands, and I was able to find all the colors I needed.

5 out of 5 stars

I recently bought 15 skeins of this yarn when it was on sale. It is a good value at regular price, but getting it on sale was even better! The colors are beautiful ,and I especially like the heathers.This will be my go to yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

This stuff is wonderful; the colors are so vibrant, the heather colors are just gorgeous and layered, the wool is pretty soft, and so far I haven't had any trouble with color bleeding. I went a little nuts with their black friday sale and got about half of their colors and they are all amazing, I wish I had gotten the palette color card too though. It is super hard to keep track of what color is what when you have so many.

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the palette yarn. I adore all the colors it comes in, the samplers are awesome if you need some inspiration for a color palette to make something gorgeous with, and it makes for some very soft little toys if you're in to amigurumi work, and some gorgeous light but warm scarves as well. I would LOVE to amass the entire color collection of this to have on hand in my stash some day!

5 out of 5 stars

I have used this yarn many times, for fair isle and for Norwegian patterns. It's a great Shetland type yarn, will pill somewhat but for the price it's a good choice especially for gifts.

5 out of 5 stars

This was my very first order from KnitPicks..I just received it on Monday .I have to say am so very very pleased. The colors were perfect and the feel of this yarn is awesome. I will be back for more. I would love to have it in every color!!I had seen some reviews saying the color isn't true. I did not find that. The colors were exactly what I was expecting.I can't say enough good things about this yarn!!

5 out of 5 stars

I really love this yarn! The colors are outstanding. I would like every color.

5 out of 5 stars

I love knitting with this yarn. I have used it for color work, traditional fair isle and crewel embroidery. Picking colors can be tricky online--I wish you could view analogous colors together--or that the palette color card was current and not so pricey.

3 out of 5 stars

Not pleased with the dullness of the colors. I bought some to make a skirt but will not be using them for that purpose. Maybe several pairs of slippers.

5 out of 5 stars

So wonderful for colorwork, lots of colors, evenly spun, no color bleed, soft but doesn't pill easily. I made couch pillows years ago and they have not pilled even with lots of use.

5 out of 5 stars

I Love this yarn. I usually don't buy any wool because of the roughness but my gosh. This yarn's amazing. beautiful and the price's just right! It crochet up beautiful and its so soft!

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is just perfect. Such a wonderful color selection. I have to thank designer Deborah Tomasello for directing me to this yarn as I love her designs and the majority of them are made from Palette! I can not truly express how much I love this yarn! Always pleased with the finished results of my projects using this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is an absolute pleasure to work with, and to play with. My favorite are the Heathered colors - so many possibilities! I really wish we had such a wide color selection for cotton (DK and Sport weight) yarns. thank you Knipicks. :)

5 out of 5 stars

Just received my yarn today. So far I love it.

2 out of 5 stars

The yarn itself is nice. I received two balls of it as a gift, and they are now about halfway to becoming a scarf. BUT...when I went to start using the first ball, I found three ends. Just right next to each other, three yarn ends. I was not going to mess with it at the time, so I instead started the scarf with the other ball. I have already discovered a break in the yarn, where about a 4" section was barely hanging on at either end. I pulled it out and joined the remainder back into the scarf, and haven't had a problem since, but for both balls to have problems is kind of worrying. I rated "fair" because while it's a nice yarn itself, I really do not appreciate constantly having to join it back in when the ball has several splits.

5 out of 5 stars

This is the perfect yarn for my miniature amigurumi. I crochet tiny (under 3" tall), stuffed toys and Pallette is a joy to work with. Soft, yet holds up to repeated handling jointed toys receive. I highly recommend this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I'd give this yarn 50 stars if I could. The colours are gorgeous, it knits into the most fantastic texture, is spot-on in terms of gauge, and is probably one of my favourite yarns of all time.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! It is my go-to for projects. Wonderful colour selection, and i always been thrilled with my orders. Beautiful array of colours for classic designs for me or vibrant for my teenager. Always pleased with my results when I use Palette.

5 out of 5 stars

I just love your Palette yarn. I recently doubled it and used a size 10 needle. It turned out right on gauge and is wonderfully soft. I will definitely be buying more of this. The color choices are incredible and it is so reasonably priced. I'd recommend it to everyone.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered the first time! Absolutely wonderful yarn! Guess the color of the lace mohair, which is also ordered. Super! Amazing color! Thank you very very much !!!

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn is one of my favorite yarns ever! My favorite things to knit are entire scenes of knit landscapes and this yarn gives me all the colors I need. It is not something that can be changed I'm pretty sure, but the two plies of this yarn come apart pretty easily. Other than that this yarn is perfect!

5 out of 5 stars

Really great yarn! The selection of colors is amazing, there's really everything you could possibly need, and the price is great too! My order came in really fast too, I'm really very happy with this all around :)

5 out of 5 stars

This is hands down my favorite yarn! I make tiny amigurumi critters (crocheted animals) as a job and for my business, and this yarn is just perfect for them! The yarn is super soft and the variety is absolutely AMAZING! Sometimes the colors are a hit or a miss since flash makes the colors lighter on the images, but with the variety, it's not too big an issue at all when you get different shades. :D I hope this yarn stays around for a long time because I really can't see myself using any other yarn for my creations.

5 out of 5 stars

This a great yarn for any kind of Fair Isle knitting. I have made sweaters, scarves and gloves with great results. I am now working on a mobius with diagonal stripes.

5 out of 5 stars

This is my go to yarn for just about any project. I ordered the sampler a few years ago & now need to update it with more colors. I love this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this yarn! It's a wee bit splitty, but that's mainly because I love pointy needles. It's great for lace, and color work. Oh, and I was astonished at how soft it is! Lovely, lovely wool! And all these colors to pick from! Can't say enough about this yarn, it's fantastic!

5 out of 5 stars

I love Palette fingering yarn. It is so great to work with.

4 out of 5 stars

Love the beautiful array of colors and the delicateness of this yarn.