Cornwall in Lanceor
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
246 yds / 225 m
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
A knight in Arthur’s court from Ireland asks Arthur to be allowed to ride after Balin to avenge the death of the Lady of the Lake. Arthur acquiesces. Lanceor catches up with Balin. After exchanging harsh words, the two agree to battle. They ride their horses at one another, and Lanceor’s lance breaks on Balin’s shield. But Balin’s lance breaks through Lanceor’s shield and enters Lanceor’s body. Balin dismounts and discovers he has killed Lanceor.
Suddenly, a maiden rides upon the scene and rebukes Balin, saying he has killed “two bodies in one heart, and two hearts in one body.” She grabs Lanceor’s sword, and Balin tries to take it away from her. But before he can react, she turns the sword so the pommel is on the ground and thrusts herself upon the sword. Balin mourns the death of both knight and maiden and sorrowfully rides away from their bodies.
Projects Made from Cornwall
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-cornwall/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).
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