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Tristan in Lanceor

Tristan in Lanceor

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About the Yarn Base (Tristan)

This sport weight yarn is up for any adventure, with a lively combination of bounce and a meticulous stitch definition. Enlist Tristan to help you with any project, from cozy thick socks to a colorwork hat or a lightweight sweater; this base is ready to run away with any project you give it.

100% superwash merino wool
sport weight
100 grams
328 yds / 300 m

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

A knight in Arthur’s court from Ireland asks Arthur to be allowed to ride after Balin to avenge the death of the Lady of the Lake. Arthur acquiesces. Lanceor catches up with Balin. After exchanging harsh words, the two agree to battle. They ride their horses at one another, and Lanceor’s lance breaks on Balin’s shield. But Balin’s lance breaks through Lanceor’s shield and enters Lanceor’s body. Balin dismounts and discovers he has killed Lanceor.

Suddenly, a maiden rides upon the scene and rebukes Balin, saying he has killed “two bodies in one heart, and two hearts in one body.” She grabs Lanceor’s sword, and Balin tries to take it away from her. But before he can react, she turns the sword so the pommel is on the ground and thrusts herself upon the sword. Balin mourns the death of both knight and maiden and sorrowfully rides away from their bodies.

Projects Made from Tristan

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Tristan? 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 (no story on Quest colors).


Shipping is free within the U.S. 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.


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