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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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4.211538 out of 5 stars

Palette Yarn

$3.79 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

This is my go to yarn for any stranded color, or fine gauge sweater. I've made 2 Alice Starmore patterns from this and the results are spectacular!!!!

5 out of 5 stars

I do t actually knit but I do tablet weaving. This yarn is basically the perfect thickness to tablet weave trim for garb, mostly used in Dark Age, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon reenactment. 12 four card tablets makes about a half inch wide band and maybe 2-3mm thick band.

5 out of 5 stars

I just tried this on elegant fingerless mitts. I adore this yarn. It was a dream to knit with, stitches were well defined, no knots and fairly soft. I’m hoping it will soften as it wears. I got so excited with this yarn I’m looking for a project just to use more of it!

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a designer and teacher of knitting, and have been around for more than 40 years in the business. I've been reading other reviews and some are accurate. This is definitely not a machine washable wool, and says so on the label. Choosing it for a pair of child's socks isn't very wise. I've been using sock yarns for my granddaughter's (by now) many jumpers. There are lots of other yarns, specifically superwash, and very much color fast. from which to choose. The other comments I see here that are negative I have found to be somewhat true, but once again, read the label before you buy. I did a search just now in as many yarn companies as I could from all over the world and no one beats Knit Picks Palette primarily on price. The closest I found was Cascade 220 fingering at more than double the price. Lang's fingering is also more than double, not to say these yarns are bad, simply from the same mills, the identical yarn at a huge margin for the seller and way over priced for the customer. Rowan used to have a similar yarn, LDK, which was the only yarn I have ever found, except here, that offered this glorious diversity of colour. With Kaffe Fassett's exit, LDK fell by the wayside. Fifteen years ago, the price was $5 for 100 yards. Count your blessings! and read the label.

5 out of 5 stars

I used Palette as my third strand along with two lace weight wools so I had to rewind it anyway in order to add it to the others. Easy to unwind. Lovely feel to it. Gives the lace weights a nice springy feel to the knitting. I will be using this again.

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