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Merlin in Hard Rock Like Lancelot (self-striping)

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About the Yarn Base (Merlin)

What fiber enthusiast isn’t looking for a loyal sock yarn companion? A base to always stand by your side and protect your feet from the harsh chill of winter? Merlin is here for you; with its blend that includes 25% nylon, it’s sure to stand the test of time, while the merino ensures the projects you make will be more than next-to-skin soft. The self-striping dye pattern is like a pop of magic: it takes basic knitting patterns and turns them into something spectacular.

75% superwash merino/25% nylon
fingering weight
100 grams
463 yds / 423 m

About the Colorway (Hard Rock Like Lancelot: 3 stripes)

A three stripe sequence of dark denim blue, golden brown, and charcoal grey.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

In the brilliant musical Hamilton, during the Marquis de Lafayette’s introduction, he refers to himself as “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set.” Later, Hamilton says Lafayette is “hard rock like Lancelot.” It may seem like a fun but loose reference (both Lafayette and Lancelot are French, for example), but there’s genius behind this connection. Also in Lafayette’s intro, he says, “Who’s the best? C’est moi!” In the musical Camelot, Lancelot has an entire song called “C’est moi!” in which he brags about how wonderful he is. And Lafayette certainly does not hold back on his positive qualities.

Yet there’s even more connection between these two men. Yes, both are French, but both also leave their native country to go fight in wars in other countries, joining charismatic leaders whose ideals they believe in (Arthur and George Washington). Without Lancelot, Arthur would have failed many times during the course of his reign (though technically it is Lancelot’s affair with Guenevere that brings down Camelot…), and Lafayette’s role is instrumental in turning the tide of the Revolutionary War. Hard rock like Lancelot, indeed!

Projects Made from Merlin

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? 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.


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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