Isolde in Lunete's Plight
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 (Lunete's Plight)
A deep purple with varying shades.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
One day, Yvain and his lion come across a maiden imprisoned in a nearby chapel. This maiden is none other than Lunete, who had helped him earlier and who is about to be executed for treason. She laments that Yvain is actually the cause of her sentencing. Yvain asks for more details of her plight. She tells him because of her advice Laudine married Yvain, so when he did not return after the promised year, Laudine blamed Lunete. The seneschal, who had been jealous of Lunete’s influence, seized the opportunity to accuse Lunete of treason. Lunete claimed she could find a knight to defend her within forty days.
But although she has traveled to several courts, she has been unsuccessful in finding a knight to defend her. Now her time is almost done and she faces death on the morrow. Yvain vows he will defend her the next day but asks that she reveal his identity to no one. Yvain (because he is off doing another deed) is almost late to her trial, and Lunete has been tied to a stake and is about to be set on fire when Yvain finally arrives, demanding they stop before burning an innocent maiden. Yvain fights the three accusers and (with help from his lion) defeats them, allowing Lunete to be set free.
Projects Made from Isolde
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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).
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