Merlin in Blancheflor and Rivalin
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.
75% superwash merino/25% nylon
463 yds / 423 m
About the Colorway (Blancheflor and Rivalin)
This color jumps out at you like the early signs of spring; you can't help but picture daffodils and dandelions in a field with just a hint of warmth on the breeze. When Rumpelstiltskin spun straw into gold, it was undoubtedly the same color as this golden yellow with orangey undertones. Full of the promise of new life and new beginnings, this yarn is destined to be something special.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
King Mark of Cornwall has a sister named Blancheflor, who falls in love with a knight named Rivalin who came to Mark’s kingdom seeking asylum from his own kingdom. Rivalin is wounded in battle; thinking he is on his deathbed, Blancheflor goes to him and, through their actions, becomes pregnant. Rivalin does not die, and he and Blancheflor leave Cornwall to go to Rivalin’s home. Leading a battle to take back his country, Rivalin is again wounded but this time does die. Blancheflor, mourning the loss of her love, gives birth to a tiny boy but dies in the process. The baby is named Tristan.
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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