Palette Yarn Is a Fingering Weight Wool Yarn That Works Beautifully for Knitting and Crocheting Socks, Sweaters, Scarves, Hats, Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, and Any Other Colorful Projects You Can Imagine. Read on for My Detailed Yarn Review of Palette Yarn, Which Is Available for Sale at Knit Picks and We Crochet.
Palette Yarn Specs: All the Details You Need to Know About Palette Yarn:
Palette yarn is packaged in 50 gram balls.
Fiber Contents: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Yarn Weight: Fingering
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 Per Ball: 231
Project Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water and lay your project flat to dry. Palette yarn is feltable, so you should absolutely not agitate your projects or use hot water for washing them unless you are specifically trying to make felted items.
The Best Things About Palette Fingering Weight Wool Yarn:
The Available Color Palette for This Yarn Is AMAZING!
I totally get why they call this yarn “Palette”! It’s because the yarn is available in a rainbow’s worth of spectacular colors.
If you are hoping to knit or crochet a colorwork project using fingering weight yarn, this yarn is going to be one of your top choices to consider because you can find basically any color you might need. You want to crochet sunflower motifs? You’ll find exactly the yellows and browns you need for that, which is awesome, because I’ve crocheted bunches of sunflowers, and I’m here to tell you that it can be hard to find just the right yellow and brown yarns to use for that purpose (check out the less-than-ideal yarn colors I used for crocheting this sunflower if you want a good laugh).
You want to knit or crochet candy cane motifs? You’ll find lovely reds, burgundies, greens, and pure white you can use for crafting those candy canes.
If you’re trying to represent pretty much any bird, animal, flower, plant, or object using fiber, you’ll find suitable color choices. The only project I can think of where you might come up deficient is if you’re trying to knit or crochet portraits of people; although there’s a lovely range of beiges and browns that could potentially work for this, you might end up needing a flesh tone that just doesn’t exist in this color line. But other than that, there’s a really good chance that you will find all the colors you need for knitting or crocheting typical projects like blankets, throws, granny squares, edgings, appliques, scarves, mittens, sweaters, hats, socks and fingerless gloves.
Palette Yarn Is OEKO-TEX Certified — Standard 100
There are a lot of toxic chemicals being used for finishing yarns, textiles and fibers, but you can be sure that there ARE NOT any toxic chemicals or harmful, unwanted junk in your Palette yarn. This yarn is certified by OEKO-TEX, which is a third-party watchdog working to help consumers find healthy, environmentally-friendly textile products. While I personally have higher current standards than OEKO-TEX’s for my fiber products, and I don’t personally 100% agree with all of OEKO-TEX’s conclusions about what is environmentally friendly vs what isn’t, in this specific case, I 100% agree that this product is safe and environmentally friendly. I wouldn’t use it, review it, and recommend it to you otherwise.
Palette Yarn Is Affordable
Knit Picks offers some of the best value yarns I’m currently aware of, and Palette yarn is one of them. At the time I’m posting this review, their regular price for this yarn is $4.99 for a whopping 231 yards of yarn. (Pricing is subject to change without notice; although I try to keep my reviews updated, please check the Knit Picks site for the current price on Palette yarn, especially considering they have frequent yarn sales, so you might even be able to find a better price than this).
Looking back at my most recent orders, I can see that I bought the yarn on sale; I paid $3.59 US for most of the balls of Palette yarn I’ve been working with. I think that’s a stellar value for the money, but looking around at the Knitpicks site right now, there are a few colors available for even less than that. I saw multiple colors priced at $2.99 per ball and even a few colors priced at $2.50 per ball. WOW. Okay, where is my credit card, because at the rate I am using up my yarn stash, I should load up on a few more sale colors of Palette yarn…
Where was I?
Oh. Right. I was saying that the regular price of this yarn is $4.99. Even at full price, I think this yarn offers and outstanding value for the money. When you find it on sale for even less than that, load up, because where on earth else are you going to find that kind of value for wool yarn?
Downsides to Palette Fingering Weight Wool Yarn
The honest truth is, I am not a long-term user of Palette fingering weight wool yarn. I just crocheted my first project with this yarn in October of 2023 and have a few other projects in progress now. So if there are downsides to this yarn, I haven’t discovered them yet. Will it pill? Will it hold up for the long term? The jury is out. I have no idea. So I will have to evaluate how my projects look after a few months worth of wear and update this review again with more information as it becomes available.
I can say this: At first glance, there don’t seem to be any obvious downsides to this yarn. Thus far, I’m totally satisfied with it.
Projects You Can Crochet Using Palette Yarn by Knit Picks / We Crochet
This is the place in my yarn review where I would ordinarily recommend a bunch of patterns I have made available using the yarn I’m reviewing. In this case, I haven’t yet posted any crochet patterns with this yarn, but several will be available soon.
In the meanwhile, I’ll give you a more general list of suggestions for what to make with this yarn:
- Fair Isle knitting projects: Check out this book and this one to find Fair Isle knitting patterns you might want to use with this yarn.
- Felted items: This yarn would be ideal for making felted potholders, Christmas ornaments, placemats, and things like that.
- Sweaters: This fingering weight yarn is perfect for making wearable sweaters that aren’t too heavy.
- Granny squares, blankets, afghans, throws, and baby blankets — If you live in a location where summers are hot and winters are mild — I’m looking at you, Florida, Texas, Australia, Southern California — this is exactly the yarn you’d wan
- Baby projects: If baby’s parents can be trusted to hand wash the items you make with this yarn, this is exactly what you’d want to use for crocheting baby projects. You definitely don’t want any toxic chemicals to be present in anything you give to a baby, and this yarn is the ideal weight to use for knitting and crocheting cute little baby booties, baby clothes, baby toys, and other baby items.
- Shawls, wraps and ponchos
- Scarves: If you need a lightweight, drapey fall or spring scarf, this yarn is perfect. If you need a heavy-duty warm scarf that will keep you from getting frostbite in January of a Canadian winter, this isn’t it; choose a heavier yarn like Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight Yarn for that purpose.
Where to Buy Palette Yarn:
I know of only two places where you can reliably buy Palette Yarn:
- Click or tap here to shop for Palette yarn at the Knit Picks website.
- Click or tap here to shop for Palette yarn at the Crochet website.
- Click or tap here to check out Knit Picks’ Amazon Store. At the time I’m posting this review, the folks at Knit Picks were not offering Palette yarn at their Amazon store. However, I have no idea whether they will do so in the future, so it never hurts to check.
Over to You: Do You Have Questions or Comments About Palette Fingering Weight Yarn by Knit Picks / We Crochet?
The floor is open for comments, and I invite your comments, questions and suggestions on the topic of Palette yarn. Have you been knitting, crocheting, or crafting with it? If so, what did you use it for? What was the outcome? How do you like the yarn? Would you recommend it to a friend? Do you have any questions about Palette yarn? Please let me know if I missed covering anything important to you. If I know the answers to your questions, I will do my best to help.
Thanks so much for checking out this Palette yarn review. I really appreciate your presence here.
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
About Your Yarn Reviewer: Amy Solovay holds a degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. She was the crochet expert at The Spruce Crafts / About.com for five years and has designed numerous crochet and knitting projects including blankets, hats, scarves, fingerless gloves and others. Before that, she worked in the textile industry for about a decade, designing circular knitted fabrics, prints and wovens for both fashion and home furnishings.
This page was last updated on 11-13-2023.