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Merlin in Luf Talkyng (self-striping) - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Merlin in Luf Talkyng (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 (Luf Talkyng: 4 stripes)

This downright stunning four-stripe sequence encompasses the Lunete (pale orchid purple-pink), Orkney (icy aqua-blue), Sir Gromer Somer Joure (bright yellow-green), and Dindrane (lavender-violet purple) colorways. It’s like a spring bouquet in yarn form, and it’ll woo you every time! 

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Luf Talkyng is a phrase used by Lady Bertilak in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight when she is trying to seduce Gawain. She tries using flattery on him and tells him what a fabulous reputation he has for how he treats women. She wants him to teach her luf talkyng (love talking), or how to woo someone. The ironic part is that she seems to need no teacher as she is doing quite well on her own! These colors remind me of springtime and love.

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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