Gawain in Yvain
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 (Yvain)
The golden brown of straw just waiting to be spun into gold. Though it seems simple and reserved, hidden within these golden strands lies the boldness of a lion.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Yvain was the son of Urien (and either the son or stepson of Urien's wife, Morgan le Fay, depending on the story). He falls in love with Laudine, whose husband he had just defeated. Lunete, Laudine's sister, persuades Laudine to marry Yvain. But Yvain feels stiffled by married life and wants to go out and adventure with the other knights. Laudine agrees but asks him to return in a year. He misses the deadline and when he tries to return to his wife, she rejects him. He loses his mind for a time, but eventually it returns and he finds himself coming to the aid of a lion, who becomes his companion. Yvain is thereafter known as the Knight of the Lion. And eventually, with Lunete's help, he and Laudine are reconciled.
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.