Mordred in Of all knights thou bearest the flower
About the Yarn Base (Mordred)
You want a yarn that will stand up to the everyday wear that goes along with socks or another high-wear item. Mordred is ready to meet every challenge head on, with a determination to succeed. The secret behind Mordred's victory is the BFL, or Bluefaced Leicester, wool, which is more durable than Merino (the wool typically used for socks). (Click here to learn more about BFL.)
75% superwash BFL wool/25% nylon
463 yds / 423 m
About the Color (Of all knights thou bearest the flower)
An avocado green with undertones of beige and a tendency toward sage, this yarn has a subtle masculinity and a sturdy, earthy tone to it.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
In "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle," King Arthur is confronted by a knight who demands Arthur answer a question or lose his head. Arthur is given a year to discover what it is that all women want. He goes about and asks every woman he comes across and gets many different answers but nothing that seems like the answer. He meets a foul, ugly woman in the forest who claims to have the answer, but she'll tell Arthur only if Gawain agrees to marry her. When Arthur presents this request to Gawain, he immediately agrees to it because there is nothing he wouldn't do for his friend and king. Arthur thanks Gawain profusely, saying that "of all knights" Gawain "bearest the flower"; in other words, Gawain takes the prize and is the best of all knights.
Projects Made from Mordred
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 (no story on Quest or Adventure colors).
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.