Camelot in This little ring of mine
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
Yvain challenges the Knight of the Fountain, and they joust. Yvain smashes the other knight’s helm, which proves to be the deciding blow. Knowing death is coming, the knight flees back to his castle, with Yvain in hot pursuit. As they race toward the gates, Yvain is so close he can almost lean forward and touch the other knight. This close distance proves to be a saving grace for Yvain because the knight had set a trap. When he rides through the gate, he triggers a spring, which releases a sharp blade that comes down with the gate. Had Yvain been a handbreadth farther behind, the blade would have sliced him in two.
Yvain is trapped between two gates, but he is not alone. A door opens and a maiden steps out, startled to find Yvain there. She knows who he is and warns him that he will be seized and killed if he is discovered. She says she will help him because once long ago he helped her. When she was sent to Arthur’s court on an errand for her lady, none of the knights save Yvain would talk to her. For that act of courtesy, she now gives him a ring, explaining that this little ring of hers has the power to conceal the one wearing it. All he has to do is turn the stone inside his fist and close his hand over it tightly. He is then able to escape.
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.