Merlin in Of all knights thou bearest the flower
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
463 yds / 423 m
About the Colorway (Of all knights thou bearest the flower)
An avocado green with undertones of beige and a tendency toward sage, this yarn has a subtle masculinity and a sturdy, earthy tone to it.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
In "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle," King Arthur is confronted by a knight who demands Arthur answer a question or lose his head. Arthur is given a year to discover what it is that all women want. He goes about and asks every woman he comes across and gets many different answers but nothing that seems like the answer. He meets a foul, ugly woman in the forest who claims to have the answer, but she'll tell Arthur only if Gawain agrees to marry her. When Arthur presents this request to Gawain, he immediately agrees to it because there is nothing he wouldn't do for his friend and king. Arthur thanks Gawain profusely, saying that "of all knights" Gawain "bearest the flower"; in other words, Gawain takes the prize and is the best of all knights.
Projects Made from Merlin
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-merlin/projects
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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