Cornwall in The Knight with Two Swords
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
246 yds / 225 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 Cornwall
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-cornwall/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.