Avalon in Poisoned Apple
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 (Poisoned Apple)
A seemingly average red skein that knits up with sinister beauty. This delicious red is overdyed with grey and contains hints of poison (darker red spots) throughout, to give it a depth and tone that is positively wicked in the very best way.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
After a falling out with Lancelot, Guenevere hosts a dinner for some of the knights. Gawain is well known to enjoy fruit, especially apples and pears, so she makes sure to set aside a bowl of fruit just for him. One of the other knights, who hates Gawain, conspires to poison some of the apples to kill him. One of the poisoned apples is eaten by Sir Patrice, who immediately dies of the poison. Because Guenevere provided the food and invited them there, she is accused of this poisoning by Sir Patrice’s cousin.
Guenevere’s guilt or innocence will be decided through the results of a battle between two knights, one representing her innocence and one her guilt. None of the knights who were at the dinner are willing to defend her. Ultimately, Sir Bors, Lancelot’s cousin, agrees to do so “if no better knight steps forward.” Indeed, at the trial, a “better knight” does come forward and wins the battle. Guenevere is declared innocent, and the knight is revealed to be Lancelot.
Projects Made from Avalon
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? 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).
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