Cart 0
Merlin in Isolde of the White Hands - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Merlin in Isolde of the White Hands

The shop currently has 2 in stock.

About the Yarn Base (Merlin)

What fiber enthusiast isn’t looking for a loyal sock yarn companion? A base to always stand by your side and protect your feet from the harsh chill of winter? Merlin is here for you; with its blend that includes 25% nylon, it’s sure to stand the test of time, while the merino ensures the projects you make will be more than next-to-skin soft.

75% superwash merino/25% nylon
fingering weight
100 grams
463 yds / 423 m

About the Colorway (Isolde of the White Hands)

Like the first blush on a newborn baby's cheek or a white rose with barely-pink tips, this colorway is the ultimate in delicate elegance. Reminiscent of everything you love and romance itself, the subtle femininity of this colorway is represented by an ivory base with a hint of blushing peachy-pink.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Tristan and Isolde’s love affair has been discovered, and Tristan leaves the court. The nearby duchy of Arundel has been having troubles, so Tristan decides to go there to help distract him from his sorrows. The duke has a daughter, called Isolde of the White Hands, who has made a name for herself as a paragon of beauty and kindness, and Tristan enjoys looking upon her because she reminds him of his Isolde. Before long, Tristan convinces himself that by loving Isolde of the White Hands, he is actually loving his Isolde.

After much more internal pondering, Tristan finally decides that because his Isolde has stayed with her husband and has not tried to seek him out, he should do what he can to move on without her. So he decides to marry Isolde of the White Hands. After the wedding, when they are preparing for the bridal bed, he realizes he has made a mistake, but he cannot take it back now as it would bring shame to her and her family. Yet he feigns pain from an old injury that night, saying he is unable to consummate their marriage at that time—and he never consummates their marriage, which leads to the final tragedy.

Projects Made from Merlin

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? Go to Ravelry and take a look:

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.


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.


Read what others have had to say about their experience buying from Round Table Yarns.

Share this Yarn

More of this yarn base