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Cornwall in Ector

Cornwall in Ector

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About the Yarn Base (Cornwall)

Sometimes you want a yarn that will do more – a yarn that can withstand epic battles with patterns, frogging, and cables. Cornwall is the yarn on which dream projects are built – it has amazing stitch definition, and the Bluefaced Leicester wool brings a durability Merino just can’t provide. The superwash treatment makes this a great yarn for gift knitting, too, because even though it’s strong, it’s soft enough for most projects and easy care. (Note: Hand-dyed yarn should always be hand washed in cold water for best results.)

100% superwash BFL 
DK weight 
100 grams 
246 yds / 225 m 

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Ector was a loyal knight serving under Uther. When Arthur was born, he needed to be hidden and raised by another family. Merlin chose Ector's family because of their loyalty, and Ector raised Arthur as if he were his own son. Ector also had a biological son, named Kay, and he and Arthur were brought up as brothers (with Kay being the elder brother). When Kay went to his first tournament, Arthur went as his squire. Kay left his sword behind in their lodging and sent Arthur to fetch it. That's when Arthur saw the sword in the stone, which he pulled out and brought to Kay. Although Kay tried at first to tell Ector that Kay had been the one to pull the sword from the stone, Ector knew better and knew that it must have been Arthur. He was one of the first knights to swear loyalty to Arthur as king and only asked that Arthur make Kay his seneschal (basically, the steward for Arthur's household).

Projects Made from Cornwall

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look:

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.

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