Isolde in Dindrane
About the Yarn Base (Isolde)
This fine, smooth, softer-than-soft yarn is like the hair of the fairest maiden or the silk from a magical spider. It manages to be both delicate and strong at the same time, thanks to its lace weight and fiber combination of Bluefaced Leicester and silk. It shines with true beauty and has a bit of a halo—beware, you may fall so in love with this base that you’re willing to battle a dragon just for the chance to knit with it.
55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% Silk
875 yds / 800 m
About the Color (Dindrane)
At first glance Dindrane is a simple lavender, a lovely and feminine light purple color fit for any maiden. Upon further examination, however, you’ll see this colorway carries more depth than you may have realized; its tonal quality ranges from the palest of lilacs to a medium violet, worthy of any project where an ordinary color just won’t do.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Dindrane is Perceval's sister and shows up in stories about the holy grail (she is not always named in these stories). She provides help to Perceval and a couple of the other seekers of the grail, giving them much-needed information along the way, especially with regard to the Ship of Solomon, which Perceval, Galahad, and Bors board in order to achieve the grail quest. Along the way, they come to a castle in which the lady of the castle has leprosy, which can supposedly only by cured by the blood of a maiden (this purple color represents her status as a maiden). Dindrane sacrifices her blood and ultimately her life for this lady. Dindrane's body is placed on a boat and is left to drift; depending on the story, the boat ends up in various locations but in relation to the grail story, the boat ends up in Sarras (a holy city), where Perceval and Bors bury her.
Projects Made from Isolde
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Isolde? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-isolde/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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