Isolde in The Wooing of Isolde
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 (The Wooing of Isolde)
This icy light blue colorway will enchant you like the first perfect blue sky of spring or the eyes of the most beautiful girl in the world. It's a cool, pastel blue with subtle streaks of silvery white for depth and intrigue. Once you get your hands on it you'll never want to let it go, though you may be inspired to create something fit for an ice queen.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
King Mark wants to marry Isolde of Ireland (part of a peace-making strategy), and he sends his nephew Tristan to win her for Mark. Ireland has been beset by a great dragon, whom no one has been able to defeat. It has gotten so bad that the king of Ireland has declared he will give his daughter (Isolde) in marriage to the man who defeats the dragon. Tristan vows to do just this. Unbeknownst to him, another man is determined to defeat the dragon and win Isolde: the Steward, who lusts after the fair maiden and sees this as the way to win her.
After a long fight with the dragon, Tristan gains the upper hand, killing it. Tristan cuts out the dragon’s tongue as proof that he was the one to kill it. Seeking rest in a pool, Tristan is overcome by the fumes from the tongue and remains there, unconscious, for days. The Steward finds the dead dragon and claims the kill–and Isolde. But Isolde and her mother investigate and discover Tristan, taking him back to the castle so he can recover. Tristan confronts the Steward, who withdraws his claim, and Isolde is taken back to Cornwall to marry Tristan’s uncle. This journey will change their fates forever.
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.