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Merlin in My beauty will not hold

Merlin in My beauty will not hold

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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.

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

About the Colorway (My beauty will not hold)

Like the petals of a peony, this yarn is a soft, delicate pink: pure femininity and grace.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

In "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle," to save Arthur's life, Gawain has agreed to marry a woman who is the most foul, ugly woman anyone has ever seen. But on their wedding night, Gawain finds his new wife is actually a beautiful woman. She tells him she has been enchanted and her "beauty will not hold"; she can be beautiful by night but ugly by day or vice versa. She gives Gawain the choice for when her beauty will show: either in public by day where everyone else can see (but then at night when they're alone, in bed, she'll be hideous) or at night in private (so Gawain can experience her beauty in their private time but everyone will think he's married to a hag). Which will he choose?

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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