Merlin in Love Potion
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
463 yds / 423 m
About the Colorway (Love Potion)
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but there's something so intoxicating about this rosy red hue that you’ll fall in love with it immediately. On some bases it's a red with pinkish undertones, but on others it's more of a coral. This yarn, like a lady, just loves to change its mind and steal your heart.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Tristan has won the hand of Isolde for his uncle, King Mark. But Isolde is worried about marrying someone she doesn’t know, so her mother prepares a love potion for Isolde and Mark to drink upon meeting. Instead of giving the love potion directly to Isolde (because she doesn’t want her to know about it), the Queen gives it into the keeping of Isolde’s handmaiden, Brangane, who is tasked with protecting the love potion during the trip and making sure Isolde and Mark—and no one else—drink the potion.
During the journey, the boat finds itself in unfavorable waters and puts to shore until conditions become favorable. Many of those on board, including Brangane, leave the ship. Isolde stays behind, as does Tristan. One of Isolde’s other women finds the small bottle with the love potion inside and innocently gives it to Tristan, hoping the wine will cheer Isolde. Isolde drinks from the bottle and hands it to Tristan, who also drinks from it. Tristan and Isolde are powerless to deny their feelings and begin the love affair that will doom them.
Projects Made from Merlin
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Merlin? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-merlin/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.
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.