Tristan in Sir Kay
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
328 yds / 300 m
About the Color (Sir Kay)
This colorway is a tonal tan, with subtle variations like grains of sand on a beach. You can depend on this colorway to be a reliable neutral for any project; use it alone for a go-with-anything look or as the background for playful colorwork.
The Story Behind the Colorway Name
Kay is Arthur’s foster brother. Arthur serves as Kay’s squire during Kay’s first tournament, in which Kay forgets his sword and asks Arthur to fetch it. This leads young Arthur to the sword in the stone, which he pulls out to give to Kay (not knowing the significance of the sword). When Arthur is proclaimed king, his foster father has one request: make Kay seneschal. (A seneschal was in charge of a household’s domestic arrangement and servants.) Kay is often portrayed as rather rude or even cruel, throwing insults at others. Yet he is loyal to Arthur and a trusted member of Arthur’s household.
Projects Made from Tristan
Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Tristan? Go to Ravelry and take a look: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/round-table-yarns-tristan/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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