Merlin in Courtly Love (self-striping)
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
463 yds / 423 m
About the Colorway (Courtly Love: 2 stripes)
Multifaceted, love covers a range of emotions, from a softer, more romantic type of love (pink) to a more passionate love (red). Inspired by Valentine's Day (although not exclusive to the holiday), this two-stripe colorway is easy for you to fall in love with.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Courtly love was a concept developed by French poets (troubadours) in the 11th century and was ideally practiced by nobles. Rather than a sexual relationship, courtly love was often platonic although it was often secret and had to exist outside a marriage (though there were debates about these idea). Usually the lady in this relationship was seen as out of reach and was put on a pedestal (figuratively) so the man (usually a knight) could be inspired by her to do great deeds. The Art of Courtly Love by Andreas Capellanus was one of the most widely read books at both the French and English courts in the Middle Ages.
Projects Made from Merlin
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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.
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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