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Merlin in Lai of the Horn (self-striping) - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Merlin in Lai of the Horn (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 (Lai of the Horn: 4 stripes)

Four stripes with melony orange alternating with dark brown and dark blue.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

This poem from the 12th century tells the story of a fay-made horn that is enchanted to spill on a drinker who has been cuckolded (basically, whose wife has cheated on him). When Arthur drinks from the horn, he is soaked by the contents. Guenevere tells him a story of once giving a ring to a young man (hiding, of course, her affair with Lancelot!). Arthur is appeased by this story but even more so by the fact that the horn spills on every drinker but one. (Lots of affairs going on in Arthur's court apparently!)

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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