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Tristan in Love Potion - Round Table Yarns hand-dyed yarn tonal semi-solid self-striping

Tristan in Love Potion

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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

About the Color (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 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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