Legend in Petitcrieu
About the Yarn Base (Legend)
Once upon a time, three fibers came together to create a yarn worthy of story and song. This Legend base combines the softness of merino, the warmth halo of yak, and the strong support of nylon. Touch it once and you won’t want to let it go – it’s buttery soft yet the tighter twist and nylon element will help it hold up to wear. The undyed base of this yarn is a darker color, so it adds a depth to any colorway it meets.
70% merino/20% yak/10% nylon
437 yds / 400 m
About the Color (Petitcrieu)
A rich, indigo purple color with strong blue undertones. This bold blue-purple is sure to cheer you up and bring style to any project! This tonal colorway shifts from lights to darks along the same blue-violet base.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Tristan and Isolde’s love affair has almost been discovered, so Tristan leaves so they can keep their secret. He ends up in Duke Gilan’s court but spends much of his time moping. Gilan, however, has a cure for that: his little dog Petitcrieu. Gilan sends for the dog, which is placed on top of a large purple cloth. The dog, a gift from Avalon, is under an enchantment and wears a gold chain with a bell attached to it. When the bell sounds, it immediately cheers everyone who hears it. Tristan is so gladdened by the dog, he is determined to possess it so he can send it as a gift to Isolde. He defeats a giant and receives the dog as a gift.
Tristan sends the dog off to Isolde with a note. In her response, Isolde begs Tristan to return to court. As for the dog, Isolde doesn’t like having her love pangs banished by the sound of the bell, so she breaks the bell off the collar, renewing her feelings of sorrow, which she seems to take pleasure in feeling. The sorrow doesn’t last long as Tristan soon returns to court, and the two lovers renew their affair.
Projects Made from Legend
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Avalon? Go to Ravelry and take a look: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-legend/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).
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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