Isolde in A passing wise lady
About the Yarn Base (Isolde)
This fine, smooth, softer-than-soft yarn is like the hair of the fairest maiden or the silk from a magical spider. It manages to be both delicate and strong at the same time, thanks to its lace weight and fiber combination of Bluefaced Leicester and silk. It shines with true beauty and has a bit of a halo—beware, you may fall so in love with this base that you’re willing to battle a dragon just for the chance to knit with it.
55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% Silk
875 yds / 800 m
About the Color (A passing wise lady)
A bold cobalt blue, this colorway demands attention. It hints at forbidden romance with its rich, deep colors and it’s sure to tempt you to bring it home with you.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Uther Pendragon calls for a meeting of his lords. Duke Gorlois brings his wife with him: the lady Igraine, who is called beautiful and “passing wise.” Uther falls in love with her and approaches her, but she tells her husband who leaves the meeting and puts her safely in the stronghold of Tintagel, while he goes off to fight Uther. Aided by Merlin, Uther is able to get into the castle disguised as the Duke and spend the night with Igraine. Meanwhile, at the battle, Gorlois is killed. This night, Arthur is conceived, and Uther and Igraine later marry.
Projects Made from Isolde
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Isolde? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-isolde/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 (no story on Quest colors).
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.