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Merlin in Archimedes (self-striping)

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About the Yarn Base (Merlin)

What fiber enthusiast isn’t looking for a loyal sock yarn companion? A base to always stand by your side and protect your feet from the harsh chill of winter? Merlin is here for you; with its blend that includes 25% nylon, it’s sure to stand the test of time, while the merino ensures the projects you make will be more than next-to-skin soft. The self-striping dye pattern is like a pop of magic: it takes basic knitting patterns and turns them into something spectacular.

75% superwash merino/25% nylon
fingering weight
100 grams
463 yds / 423 m

About the Colorway (Archimedes: 6 stripes)

This six-stripe colorway was developed for a pattern from Coffee with C.C. (and Dami Too) and was inspired an image of a chai latte in a glass mug with a small wrapped candy bar on the saucer. The light and medium brown colors represent the latte, and the chocolate brown and red represent the candy wrapper (brown with a red stripe). The color sequence for the 6 stripes is chocolate, red, chocolate, brown, tan, brown.

See the Chai Latte sock pattern for an example of how this colorway knits up.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Disney’s Sword in the Stone tells the story of King Arthur as a young boy, who has no idea of the destiny before him. Merlin serves as his mentor, and through a series of adventures, Arthur learns lessons for when he becomes king. Archimedes is Merlin’s owl, who is able to speak. Sarcastic and a little grouchy, Archimedes is often the voice of reason to Merlin’s sometimes fanciful ideas. And when Merlin leaves for a time, Archimedes serves in his place as Arthur’s mentor.

Projects Made from Merlin

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? 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.


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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