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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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4.180000 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 really enjoyed working with this yarn. Minimal splicing as others have recorded. Beautiful, rich color. Has made a lovely caplet/poncho for me with just 4 balls.

1 out of 5 stars

This yarn is not a good match for knitters with sensitive skin.

4 out of 5 stars

I like the yarn, I love the abundance of colors but really dislike the type of ball it is wound into. I always have to rewind them.

1 out of 5 stars

of the 7 balls I ordered, at least 2 had multiple places where one ply was broken and required splicing. Moreover, although I soaked the finished item in tepid water with eucalan, the darker colors ran. The bright white is now dingey. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect yarn marketed specifically for work to be color fast--or at least have a warning on the label.

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