Avalon in The Knight with Two Swords
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
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
In the forest, Balin meets with his brother Balan and Balan agrees to help with Balin's plan to defeat King Rience to get back into Arthur’s good graces. King Mark of Cornwall rides up with a group of knights, and he declares he will build a tomb in that spot for the dead couple. (Balin had killed a knight and his lady killed herself for grief.) Mark asks Balin for his name, but Balan tells Mark that he can call Balin The Knight with Two Swords.
Then Merlin arrives and prophesies about a great battle that will occur in the future at this spot between Lancelot and Tristan. Merlin also rebukes Balin for allowing the lady to kill herself. And Merlin has yet another prophecy—Balin will strike a blow to a true knight, which will bring great sorrow to three kingdoms for twelve years.
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).
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.