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Merlin in Taliesin

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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 (Taliesin)

A rich peacock blue, this colorway is teal in all its splendor. With its subtle hints of aqua, this classic color will feel like poetry on your needles.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

In a Welsh story, the with Ceridwen was brewing a cauldron of inspiration, which was being stirred by a boy named Gwion. The boy got three drops of the potion on his finger and licked them off, instantly gaining magic. He ran away and Ceridwen gave chase, each of them transforming into various animals and things along the way. Finally, Gwion transforms into a grain and Ceridwen into a chicken, who eats the grain. This action causes Ceridwen to become pregnant, and the child she gives birth to is Taliesin. 

Although she wanted to kill the baby, Ceridwen couldn't quite do it, so she put him into a leather bag and tossed him into the sea. Fortunately, the baby was rescued and raised in a noble family. Taliesin became a famous poet and was known far and wide for both his poetry and his prophecy. At one point, he and Merlin have an enlightening conversation.

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.


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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