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Merlin in Joseph of Arimathea (self-striping) - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Merlin in Joseph of Arimathea (self-striping)

The shop currently has 3 in stock.

This colorway sold out faster than I expected. Thank you for your enthusiasm over this new color. I'm dyeing more and will be bringing it to DFW Fiber Fest. If you want this color but won't be at DFW, click over to the side (where it says "Get email when back in stock") so you can be notified when the color is back in stock online. If I see that people have signed up to be notified, I'll dye more and put it on the website before DFW FF. (Note, signing up to be notified is NOT a pre-order and the yarn will not be held for you. You'll just receive an email as soon as it is put back in stock.)

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 (Joseph of Arimathea: 4 stripes)

A study in contrasts, this yarn is a bold mixture of deep violet-purple, its lighter lavender sister, rich warm emerald green, and bright sunshine yellow. This colorway just begs to be part of your springtime knitting projects, whether you need a new pair of socks for Fat Tuesday or a pair of fingerless gloves to keep away the last of the wintery chill.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Joseph of Arimathea was responsible for burying Christ after his crucifixion. A legend grew around this story, claiming that Joseph possessed the Holy Grail, which he took to England, supposedly to Glastonbury, where he established a church. The stories further claim that when Joseph laid down to nap one afternoon, he stuck his walking stick in the ground, where it took root and blossomed into the Glastonbury Thorn, which blooms twice a year, in winter and spring.

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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