Lancelot in Petitcrieu
About the Yarn Base (Lancelot)
Sometimes you really want to wrap yourself in the warmth and softness of wool. Lancelot is the perfect yarn for those cozier projects that require a thicker base; you’ll be surprised how squishy and soft your finished objects become when Lancelot is your chosen yarn. You’ll find the tonal quality works well to add depth to your projects, and the stitch definition won’t let you down for everything from stockinette to cables.
100% superwash merino wool
220 yds / 200 m
5 sts=1″ on US 7
About the Color (Petitcrieu)
A rich, indigo purple color with strong blue undertones. This bold blue-purple is sure to cheer you up and bring style to any project! This tonal colorway shifts from lights to darks along the same blue-violet base.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Tristan and Isolde’s love affair has almost been discovered, so Tristan leaves so they can keep their secret. He ends up in Duke Gilan’s court but spends much of his time moping. Gilan, however, has a cure for that: his little dog Petitcreiu. Gilan sends for the dog, which is placed on top of a large purple cloth. The dog, a gift from Avalon, is under an enchantment and wears a gold chain with a bell attached to it. When the bell sounds, it immediately cheers everyone who hears it. Tristan is so gladdened by the dog, he is determined to possess it so he can send it as a gift to Isolde. He defeats a giant and receives the dog as a gift.
Tristan sends the dog off to Isolde with a note. In her response, Isolde begs Tristan to return to court. As for the dog, Isolde doesn’t like having her love pangs banished by the sound of the bell, so she breaks the bell off the collar, renewing her feelings of sorrow, which she seems to take pleasure in feeling. The sorrow doesn’t last long as Tristan soon returns to court, and the two lovers renew their affair.
Projects Made from Lancelot
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Lancelot? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-lancelot/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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