Avalon in Caerleon
About the Yarn Base (Avalon)
Working with this luxurious blend of merino and silk is like walking through a wall of mist and finding yourself transported to a magical realm. The merino wool gives a fine softness to the touch while the silk provides not only shine but also durability. Indulge yourself with this yarn, which at 231 yards per skein is ideal for several projects from sweaters to hats to scarves.
50% merino/50% silk
231 yds / 211 m
About the Color (Caerleon)
This pink-purple-grey color has random pink speckles (some skeins will have more speckles than others).
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Caerleon is the location in Britain that Geoffrey of Monmouth in his History of the Kings of Britain claims as the site of Arthur's court, referred to later as Camelot. This was a real place with ruins that Geoffrey, who lived in the 12th century, would have known. Later excavations have reveals Roman buildings, including an amphitheater. Locals claimed it to be the origins of the Round Table (though no table would be there, the knights would have sat in a circular formation, facing one another).
Projects Made from Avalon
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-avalon/projects
About the Yarn from Round Table Yarns
The yarns from Round Table Yarns are dyed by hand in small dye lots so each skein receives special care and attention. Colorway names have been taken from the stories of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and on the inside of each label, you can read the story of the inspiration behind the name (no story on Quest colors).
Shipping is free within the United States and free for international orders over $100. The yarn is ready to ship in a muslin project bag for safe delivery and will arrive in your mailbox in a cheerful purple mailing envelope. Your yarn typically ships within 24 hours, often on the same day you place your order.