Avalon in Tintagel
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 (Tintagel)
A bold blue-purple, this is the violet shade of royalty and mystics. Something magical begins when you wind this skein.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
The castle of Tintagel was a fortress where Gorlois placed his wife Igraine while he was fighting Uther (who had fallen in love with Igraine). Uther, with the help of Merlin, disguised himself as Gorlois and entered Tintagel. That night, he and Igraine conceived Arthur. Although not Arthur's birthplace, it feels like the start of the Arthurian legends happened here. This colorway is my favorite, so I've given it this honored name.
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).
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.