Merlin in The Fair Unknown (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 (The Fair Unknown: 6 stripes)
When you look at this yarn in the skein, it seems like a nice, unassuming blend of springtime pastels. Knit it up, however, and you’ll discover that it stands on its own merits as a colorful and somewhat unexpected combination that will instantly lift your mood. This self-striping skein includes bold pink, juicy peach, sunshine yellow, springtime grass green, brightest ocean blue, and vibrant grape-y purple.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Gareth is the youngest brother of Sir Gawain. When Gareth is old enough to come to King Arthur’s court, he comes in disguise (a “fair unknown”) because he wants to prove his own worth instead of being known as Gawain’s little brother. He starts off as a kitchen boy and is treated poorly by Sir Kay, the seneschal. Gareth is given a quest and although he is derided as a kitchen boy along the way, he does prove his worth and become a knight, finally revealing himself as the brother of Gawain.
Projects Made from Merlin
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-merlin/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.
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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