Gawain in Gaheris
About the Yarn Base (Gawain)
Gawain is a yarn that loves texture – its 3-ply structure and tight twist is ideal for stitch patterns involving cables, twists, and purls. It’s round, bouncy, and fun – but still has a soft side with its fine merino content. Let your needles put a twist on your next project with Gawain as their champion.
100% superwash merino wool
400 yds / 365 m
7.5 sts=1″ on US 2
About the Color (Gaheris)
Ranging from fiery red-orange to cool coral, this yarn has a little bit of a temper on it. Let it spice up your next project, and it will be your loyal companion.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Gaheris is one of Gawain's brothers (and thus Arthur's nephew). A relatively minor character, he is involved in some major actions. His mother (Morgause) has taken Lamorak as a lover, which is problematic for her sons because Lamorak's father, Pellinore, killed their own father (King Lot). Gaheris confronts Morgause and beheads her. Falsely believing Lamorak has killed their mother, the brothers kill Lamorak, but when Gaheris is found to have murdered his mother, he is banished. At some point he must return to court because he shows up again when Guenevere is to be put to death because of her affair with Lancelot. When Lancelot comes to rescue Guenevere, he is in such a rage and fighting everyone he sees that he kills Gaheris and his brother Gareth, both of whom had actually supported Lancelot. Although Lancelot did not intentionally kill the two brothers, Gawain is so angered by this act that he vows to kill Lancelot, which leads to the fighting that ultimately leads to Arthur's death.
Projects Made from Gawain
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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.
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.