Avalon in Of all knights thou bearest the flower
About the Yarn Base (Avalon)
Working with this luxurious blend of merino and silk is like walking through a wall of mist and finding yourself transported to a magical realm. The merino wool gives a fine softness to the touch while the silk provides not only shine but also durability. Indulge yourself with this yarn, which at 231 yards per skein is ideal for several projects from sweaters to hats to scarves.
50% merino/50% silk
231 yds / 211 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 Avalon
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Tristan? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-avalon/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 (no story on Quest colors).
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.