Gawain in Sir Gromer Somer Joure
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 (Sir Gromer Somer Joure)
The boldness of a challenge lies within this yarn which is a bright (almost neon, even!) yellow-green.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Sir Gromer Somer Joure is a character in the Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell story and is the brother of Dame Ragnell. Sir Gromer Somer Joure challenges Arthur to figure out what it is that women most desire—or risk losing his life. Gawain, determined to help his king and uncle, sets off on a quest to find the answer. With the help of Dame Ragnell, he finds the answer and saves Arthur. But the price for the answer is for Gawain to marry Dame Ragnell, who is a rather hideous hag. On their wedding night, Gawain learns that Dame Ragnell is really a beautiful woman under a curse and she can be beautiful by day (when everyone else can see her) or by night (when she and Gawain are alone in their bedroom). He lets her decide, and she chooses to be beautiful always.
Projects Made from Gawain
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Gawain? 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.
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.