Isolde in Morold
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 (Morold)
Bold and confident with hints of poison and darkness, this colorway is a rich blackberry purple. The plum-like color leans toward the red side of purple, with dark black undertones to add depth and mystery.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Morold, the champion of the Irish, comes to Cornwall to claim the latest tribute. Tristan says he will fight a duel with Morold: if Tristan wins, no tribute will be paid; if Morold wins, he can take the tribute. The two men travel in small boats across the water to an island. When Tristan lands, he sets his boat free so only one boat remains—he knows that after the fight only one boat will be needed. Morold is a fierce fighter, and at first it is all Tristan can do to defend himself against the blows. Finally, Tristan overextends his shield and Morold is able to plunge his sword through Tristan’s thigh.
Morold thinks he has won, especially because he has an extra “surprise.” His sword has been coated in a poison, which has now entered Tristan’s body. Tristan doesn’t give up, however, and attacks Morold with even greater energy. Tristan is able to gain the upper hand and strikes Morold’s helmet. Morold tries to escape, but Tristan strikes again, this time cutting off Morold’s sword hand. At this point, Morold is finished, but Tristan strikes a final blow on his skull; the blow is so hard that a small fragment of Tristan’s sword is left embedded in Morold’s skull: a detail that will come back to haunt Tristan.
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).
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