Camelot in Accolon
About the Yarn Base (Camelot)
Sometimes an average yarn just won’t do – sometimes you want to dream bigger. This yarn is special; while you’ll get the reliability of merino and nylon, the touch of cashmere is like a kiss of elegance on an otherwise everyday yarn. Knit yourself a pair of socks designed for lounging by the fire or a shawl or cowl that will add a touch of luxury to any outfit.
80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon
435 yds / 398 m
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Morgan le Fay was married off to a man much older than her, Uriens, who had several children, including his son Accolon. Although Morgan was technically Accolon's stepmother, they were closer to one another in age and fell in love with one another. Morgan and Arthur (half-siblings) had a rocky relationship (to say the least), and although Morgan sometimes did good things for Arthur, she seemed to also always have a scheme to try to kill him. So she tricks Accolon into fighting Arthur, hoping her lover will kill him. Morgan is able to get hold of Excalibur (during a time when Arthur trusted her) and she gives the sword to Accolon. Arthur is magically transported to a place Morgan has chosen for the battle, and Accolon is told that Morgan wants him to fight a knight he will find there (he does not at that time know the knight is actually Arthur). Because Accolon has Excalibur, he is able to get the upper hand and Arthur is soon gravely wounded. But through the help of Nimue, who has discovered Morgan's plot, Arthur is able to get Excalibur back into his hands after Accolon almost drops the sword. With Excalibur returned to him, Arthur is able to defeat Accolon, who cries mercy especially once he realizes he has been fighting Arthur. And although Accolon is forgiven, his wounds are too deep for healing, and he dies four days later.
Projects Made from Camelot
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Camelot? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-camelot/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.
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.