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Cornwall in Lunete's Plight - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Cornwall in Lunete's Plight

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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 

About the Color (Lunete's Plight)

A deep purple with varying shades.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

One day, Yvain and his lion come across a maiden imprisoned in a nearby chapel. This maiden is none other than Lunete, who had helped him earlier and who is about to be executed for treason. She laments that Yvain is actually the cause of her sentencing. Yvain asks for more details of her plight. She tells him because of her advice Laudine married Yvain, so when he did not return after the promised year, Laudine blamed Lunete. The seneschal, who had been jealous of Lunete’s influence, seized the opportunity to accuse Lunete of treason. Lunete claimed she could find a knight to defend her within forty days.

But although she has traveled to several courts, she has been unsuccessful in finding a knight to defend her. Now her time is almost done and she faces death on the morrow. Yvain vows he will defend her the next day but asks that she reveal his identity to no one. Yvain (because he is off doing another deed) is almost late to her trial, and Lunete has been tied to a stake and is about to be set on fire when Yvain finally arrives, demanding they stop before burning an innocent maiden. Yvain fights the three accusers and (with help from his lion) defeats them, allowing Lunete to be set free.

Projects Made from Cornwall

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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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