Merlin in Gorlois
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
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Gorlois is the first husband of Igraine, who becomes Arthur's mother. She is married off to Gorlois, who is much older, at a young age, and then two have a daughter, Morgaine. Overall, he indulges Igraine, yet at the same time, he is extremely jealous and his attitude toward her turns to rage and domestic abuse when he thinks something is going on between Igraine and Uther. (Something does happen later, but not at the time when Gorlois' jealousy first surfaces.) At first a supporter of Uther as High King, Gorlois breaks from Uther due to his jealousy and tries to keep Igraine from Uther. But Gorlois dies in battle and Uther and Igraine unite, producing Arthur, the future High King.
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.