November 26, 2019

The Tournament of Yarns

  • Tournament of yarns.

Round Table Yarns is hosting the Tournament of Yarns again this year. What is this Tournament of Yarns? Essentially, it is a mystery bag sale. Inside each bag will be the following:

* At least one skein of yarn with a value of at least $30 or at least two skeins of yarn with a combined value of at least $30. These skeins will mostly be “orphan skeins” (the last of its dyelot) but some will be Adventure or Quest (one-of-a-kind or non-repeatable skeins) or even a non-regular base.
* A coupon code for use on a future order, either a percentage off (10% at the least ranging all the way to one 50% code) or a specific dollar amount off (from $5 to $30).
* At least one extra item — another skein of yarn (sometimes a match with the first skein and sometimes a complementary skein or even a different base), an enamel pin, a special notebook or pen, or something else along those lines.

The Tournament of Yarns will start at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, November 30 and run through the end of the day on Monday, December 2 or when all bags have sold (whichever comes first). Last year’s Tournament sold out in two hours, so be sure to get there right when it starts so you don’t miss out!

July 31, 2019

Advent Calendar 2019 – Round Table Yarns

  • A purple box with two muslin bags with the numbers 21 and 22 and the words Advent Calendar 2019

Imagine opening a small muslin bag each day in December and finding a gorgeous mini skein of yarn inside. Then imagine opening a larger muslin bag on the 25th and finding a spectacular full skein of yarn created just for you inside. You don’t have to just imagine it! You can live that experience this December when you sign up for the Round Table Yarns Advent Calendar.

You’ll receive a box — purple, of course — that upon opening will reveal 24 small muslin bags labeled 1-24, indicating which one you should open on which day. Inside each bag will be a mini skein of yarn (10g on the Merlin base, which is 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon fingering weight yarn) in a semi-solid/tonal color. Each color will transition from one to the next, going full circle in the end back to the beginning so that you can use the yarn in one project if you desire.

Also in the box will be one full size, 100g skein of yarn, also the Merlin base, which will be created specifically for you based upon the colors you list on the sign-up form (therefore, the yarn may or may not coordinate with the mini skeins, so most likely plan to use it in a separate project).

For more information and to sign up, visit https://roundtableyarns.com/pages/advent-calendar. Sign-ups run through the end of August; payment can be made up front or through an installment plan.

June 12, 2019

The Knight with Two Sword Yarn Club

  • A toy knight figure stands on wood.

Round Table Yarns is pleased to announce the newest yarn club is currently open for sign-ups. Yarn club sign-ups run from June 12-24 or until all club spaces have been filled, whichever comes first.

Each club is based upon a story from Arthurian legends, and along with the yarn you’ll receive part of the story in each shipment. For this club, the story is of the Knight with Two Swords. A lady comes into Arthur’s court with a sword belted around her waist, searching for the knight destined to remove it. An imprisoned knight emerges from his prison in time to achieve the quest of the sword, taking it with him and thus becoming known as the Knight with Two Swords. But both the lady and Merlin warn this knight that all will not be well as he travels the land. Are they right? What might befall this Knight with Two Swords as he leaves the court and ventures through the forest?

November 21, 2018

Tournament of Yarns

Do you like surprises? If so, the Tournament of Yarns is for you. It’s a mystery bag event where you can get yarn at a small discount and the possibility of a special prize as well. Here’s how this works.

I’ve put together 26 mystery bags, labeled by letter. Each one has a different price (from $15-$30). There will be a listing on my website for the Tournament, and you pick the letter(s) you want to purchase. I’ll send you the mystery bag I’ve assigned to that letter.

What’s Inside the Bags?
~ One skein of yarn. Usually this yarn will be an orphan skein (meaning the last of its dye lot), but one bag contains a limited-edition base. The price per bag is a discounted price for the skein inside (discounted anywhere from $2-$5).
~ Six bags will contain two skeins of yarn (same color from same dye lot) and priced as if a single discounted skein (so you get a discount plus a free skein)
~ One bag will contain a 50% off coupon code for your next purchase on the Round Table Yarns website or at an event where I’m a vendor
~ Two bags will contain a 25% off coupon code
~ Four bags will contain a 15% off coupon code
~ Six bags will contain a 10% off coupon code
~ Two bags will contain an enamel pin with the Round Table Yarns logo
~ One bag will contain a wooden needle sizer with the Round Table Yarns logo
~ 10 bags will contain a notepad and pen with the Round Table Yarns logo

Each bag will contain at least one of the above surprises. Some of the double skein bags may contain an additional surprise from the list.

Tournament Timeline
The Tournament of Yarn will begin on Friday, November 23 at 8 a.m. Central Time and will run through the end of the day on Monday, November 26 or when all 26 bags have sold (whichever comes first).

Shipping is free for all U.S. orders and free for international orders over $100.

August 23, 2018

We Knit in Texas Y’all Cowl Kit – Fundraiser for Unite for Bleeding Disorders

Karen Robinson of Round Table Yarns and Tim Stephens of Periodic Knits have teamed up to create a kit to raise money for the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, which benefits the local Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Texas Central Hemophilia Association. Tim’s 14-year-old stepson, Bryen, has severe hemophilia B (which affects less than 1% of all hemophilia B patients), and Tim and his family are walking as part of Team Awesomesauce. The money raised through the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk goes directly towards three categories: Registration for the Texas Bleeding Disorders Conference, Camp Ailihpomeh, and Education Events for Families.

Pattern: The kit contains a cowl pattern designed by Tim called We Knit in Texas Cowl. This cowl was inspired by the phrase “We knit in Texas, y’all” which has become a rallying cry for all Texas knitters. The ribbed pattern was created by taking the phrase “We knit in Texas, y’all” as written in binary code. Binary code is a wonderful language for knitters because just as binary code uses two characters (0 and 1) in varying combinations to express ideas, knitting also uses two main stitches (knit and purl) in varying combinations to design fabrics.

When the phrase “We knit in Texas, y’all” is translated into binary code, the resultant 0’s and 1’s can be transcribed as knits and purls, respectively, to produce an aesthetically pleasing cowl pattern. Combine this with yarn that has been dyed in Texas and you get a uniquely Texan item. As part of this kit purchase, you will receive a coupon code to download the PDF pattern on Ravelry.

Yarn: The kit includes one skein of yarn to make the cowl, in your choice of one of three colors: red, white or blue. How much more Texas can you get? The yarn is a new worsted weight base called Gareth. It is 100% Superwash Merino with 218 yards per 100g skein.

The kit is $26 and for each kit sold, $17 will be donated to the Texas Central Hemophilia Association on behalf of Team Awesomesauce.

June 27, 2018

Knight of the Lion Yarn Club

The latest yarn club for Round Table Yarns is now open to subscriptions! In the 5-month Knight of the Lion Yarn Club you’ll get the story of Yvain, who decides to avenge his cousin who has had a shameful experience with another knight. This adventure will change Yvain’s life forever, but not always in a positive way. He’ll find and lose love and go on a number of side quests, one of which earns him the name Knight of the Lion. What happens to him in the end? Will he be shamed like his cousin or will he have a happier ending? Find out by joining this yarn club and following along on Yvain’s adventures.

For five months, you’ll receive one shipment each month (five total shipments) of a special yarn club colorway based upon this story. The story has been split into five parts. Each month, you’ll receive part of the story on a postcard (or two) and a color of yarn based upon that part of the story. In at least one of the packages, you’ll receive an extra small gift. Each yarn color is a surprise that you’ll anticipate each month along with the next part of the story. The colors are exclusive to the yarn club for at least three months from the date of shipment. Colors will be semisolids/tonals.

You’ll also have the option of participating in a knit-along/crochet-along in the Round Table Yarns group on Ravelry, where you can chat with other yarn club members and be eligible to win prizes. In addition, you’ll receive a recommended list of pattern ideas (posted on Ravelry) for using your yarn club yarn.

Sign ups for the club will run from June 27 through July 9. However, the club may close early if all spots are filled.

June 7, 2018

Knight of the Lion Yarn Club Pre-Club

It’s time for the next yarn club from Round Table Yarns. Well, almost time. Before we begin, I’d like to invite you on a little pre-club adventure.

What Is a Pre-Club?
The story for the yarn club is based upon the tale of the Knight of the Lion. But before that knight’s story gets told, another knight, Sir Calogrenant, shares his own tale with those at Arthur’s court — a tale which is the catalyst for Yvain’s adventure into becoming the Knight of the Lion.

I’ve taken Sir Calogrenant’s story of his misadventure and created a special colorway for it. Because this part of the story comes before the main adventure, instead of having this color be part of the full club, I’m creating a special offer for it. You can order this color whether or not you plan to join the full club. It’s a taste of what a club shipment might be like without having to fully commit to the club.

Why Join the Pre-Club?
1. You love the color! (It’s not a surprise like the regular club will be.)
2. You love the base! (Also not a surprise.)
3. You can get a taste of what it is like to be part of the yarn club.
4. But you don’t have to commit to the full club if you join the pre-club.
5. If you do want to join the full club, you’ll get first access before it opens to everyone else.
6. You’ll find out why Calogrenant is so reluctant to tell his story to the other knights.
7. You won’t have to wait until the end of September for this color to be released outside the pre-club.

How to Join the Pre-Club
Click here to find out more information of this pre-club yarn and how it all works.

January 25, 2018

Introducing new self-striping yarn colors

Featuring hand-dyed yarn inspired by the legends of King Arthur, Round Table Yarns is your yarn quest destination, where every color tells a story. Round Table Yarns will be releasing at least a dozen new self-striping colorways in the upcoming months. The first two, Courtly Love and The Underwater Bridge, are now available.

Courtly Love: Multifaceted, love covers a range of emotions, from a softer, more romantic type of love (pink) to a more passionate love (red). Inspired by Valentine’s Day, though not exclusive to the holiday, this two-stripe colorway is easy for you to fall in love with.

The Underwater Bridge: Three even stripes of blue, red, and grey, with some blue flecks/spots.

Newsletter subscribers get first notice of the new self-striping colorways, so if you want to make sure you get access to the colorways first, be sure to sign up for my mailing list.

November 1, 2017

Announcing the new Abduction of Guenevere Yarn Club

Round Table Yarns has just opened a new yarn club. Sign-ups run through November 15. For yarn clubs, a specific story from the Arthurian legends is chosen as the inspiration, and with each yarn shipment, you receive part of the story. This club’s story is called the Abduction of Guenevere.

One day, Queen Guenevere takes a few knights with her on a pleasant horseback ride. But the ride quickly turns unpleasant when an evil knight comes along and abducts the queen! For this yarn club, you’ll receive part of the story each shipment, so you’ll find out who has kidnapped Guenevere and why through the end of the adventure. (What does Lancelot do when he finds out? Is Guenevere rescued? How does Guenevere end up getting herself in even more trouble?)

For four months, you’ll receive one shipment each month (so four total shipments) of a special yarn club colorway based upon this story of the Abduction of Guenevere. The story has been split into four parts. Each month, you’ll receive part of the story and a color of yarn based upon that part of the story. In at least one of the packages, you’ll receive an extra little gift.

Each yarn color is a surprise that you’ll anticipate each month along with the next part of the story. The colors are exclusive to the yarn club for at least three months from the date of shipment.

Each yarn base will be your choice. You can receive the same base throughout the entire club or you can mix and match and get a different base in each shipment. You’ll also be able to choose how many skeins of yarn (1-4) you receive each month (same number of skeins per month). All bases sent as part of the club contain 100 grams per skein.

You’ll also have the option of participating in a knit-along/crochet-along in the Round Table Yarns group on Ravelry, where you can chat with other yarn club members and be eligible to win prizes. In addition, you’ll receive a recommended list of pattern ideas for using your yarn club yarn.

Check out the club website for more information, including reviews of previous clubs and FAQs.

September 19, 2017

Halloween-Inspired Self-Striping Colorway

Halloween is 6 weeks away, which means you have just enough time to knit or crochet yourself a special pair of Halloween socks. This special Halloween-inspired colorway has four stripes: pumpkin orange (thin), black (thin), pumpkin orange (thick), black (thick). This colorway will be available through Halloween.

The name of this colorway is Tarn Wathelene. Where did this name come from? Well, a medieval story called The Awntyrs (Adventures) off Arthur contains a scene in which Gawain and Guenevere encounter a ghost! The Tarn Wathelene is the name of the lake where the ghost appears. I share more about the story on the inside of the yarn label.

Note: I’m dyeing batches of this colorway as they are ordered. Sometimes the yarn will be ready to ship and sometimes the yarn will be a preorder with shipment within a week. The listing will be updated and clearly marked whether the yarn is ready to ship or a preorder.

I hope you have fun with this Halloween-inspired self-striping colorway!

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