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Cornwall in Gorlois

Cornwall in Gorlois

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About the Yarn Base (Cornwall)

Sometimes you want a yarn that will do more – a yarn that can withstand epic battles with patterns, frogging, and cables. Cornwall is the yarn on which dream projects are built – it has amazing stitch definition, and the Bluefaced Leicester wool brings a durability Merino just can’t provide. The superwash treatment makes this a great yarn for gift knitting, too, because even though it’s strong, it’s soft enough for most projects and easy care. (Note: Hand-dyed yarn should always be hand washed in cold water for best results.)

100% superwash BFL 
DK weight 
100 grams 
246 yds / 225 m 

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Gorlois is the first husband of Igraine, who becomes Arthur's mother. She is married off to Gorlois, who is much older, at a young age, and then two have a daughter, Morgaine. Overall, he indulges Igraine, yet at the same time, he is extremely jealous and his attitude toward her turns to rage and domestic abuse when he thinks something is going on between Igraine and Uther. (Something does happen later, but not at the time when Gorlois' jealousy first surfaces.) At first a supporter of Uther as High King, Gorlois breaks from Uther due to his jealousy and tries to keep Igraine from Uther. But Gorlois dies in battle and Uther and Igraine unite, producing Arthur, the future High King.

Projects Made from Cornwall

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look:

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.

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