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 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.