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Merlin in Ector

Merlin in Ector

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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.

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

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Ector was a loyal knight serving under Uther. When Arthur was born, he needed to be hidden and raised by another family. Merlin chose Ector's family because of their loyalty, and Ector raised Arthur as if he were his own son. Ector also had a biological son, named Kay, and he and Arthur were brought up as brothers (with Kay being the elder brother). When Kay went to his first tournament, Arthur went as his squire. Kay left his sword behind in their lodging and sent Arthur to fetch it. That's when Arthur saw the sword in the stone, which he pulled out and brought to Kay. Although Kay tried at first to tell Ector that Kay had been the one to pull the sword from the stone, Ector knew better and knew that it must have been Arthur. He was one of the first knights to swear loyalty to Arthur as king and only asked that Arthur make Kay his seneschal (basically, the steward for Arthur's household).

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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