Merlin in Sword in the Stone
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
463 yds / 423 m
About the Colorway (Sword in the Stone: 3 stripes)
A bright and bold combination of neutral black and medium steel grey with bright sunshine yellow, this colorway will brighten up your sock knitting (and might just be perfect for the Steelers fan in your life).
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
When Uther Pendragon was killed in battle, he seemingly had no heirs as very few people were aware that his son Arthur had been taken away by Merlin and placed with another family for fostering. To determine who would be the next king, a challenge was set: a sword had been found set within a stone and whoever could pull that sword from the stone would be the rightful ruler. Many men tried to no avail. Then, during a tournament when Arthur was a squire for his foster brother Kay, Arthur forgot Kay's sword. He had to hurry back to their lodgings to retrieve the sword and along the way saw the sword in the stone. Thinking that it would be much faster to grab that sword and hurry back to Kay rather than go all the way back to their lodging, Arthur grabbed the sword, which easily came out of the stone for him. With these three colors, the grey represents the steel of the sword and the black the rock in which it was placed. The yellow is the imagined glow surrounding Arthur as he fulfills his destiny as the rightful king.
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.
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.