Isolde in Excalibur
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 (Excalibur)
Like the sword that is its namesake, Excalibur is a strong, reliable silvery grey. It almost seems to shine from some hidden magic within. Choose this yarn and discover the path it has in mind for you…
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Excalibur is probably one of the best known items in Arthurian literature as it is Arthur's famous sword, which he supposedly received from the Lady of the Lake and which was returned to the lake after his death. This grey represents the steel of the sword.
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.