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

$3.79 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

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.

5 out of 5 stars

As something of a skinny yarn snob who seldom knits anything above sport weight, I am thrilled with this yarn. It definitely has a rustic, old-fashioned feel to it which is almost scratchy but isn't, especially after washing. I particularly enjoy it for cozy but practical lace and love that the color selection is never tampered with. Of all the Knitpicks yarns I use (and there are many... I can hear my wallet groaning now) this one gets the top spot. Beautiful!

5 out of 5 stars

In last 2 days, I spent approximately 14 hours knitting and felting this fabulous yarn. It was so easy to work with that I could hardly put it down. This is the only finger weight yarn that I’ve truly loved. Used size 2.75 needles on single strand. Double strand was beautiful on size 7 needle.

5 out of 5 stars

I have made several baby body suits with Palette (adorable french pattern) all stripped in several colors, some for my family's babies and some for friends. They all love it and have gotten excellent use of it, with pleas for encores. When working the yarn it feels a little scratchy. However, after washing the garment properly the feeling is of softness. I think that the people whose colors bled probably didn't wash the garments in a proper manner or got a defective batch. I have even used a washing machine and had no bleeding and no shrinkage. Here is what I do.: Use cold but not too cold water (tepid is good) with a good amount of white vinegar and a mild detergent or even shampoo. Rinse with tepid water and a good amount of conditioner. Press the water out of the garment by squishing it but don't massage it while you squish. Place the garment on a clean towel keeping it in shape. Roll the garment inside the towel and press. Get another towel and repeat. Take the garment out, reshape, dry in shade horizontally. Presto, no shrinkage, no scratch and no bleeding.

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