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Tristan in Yvain

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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
sport weight
100 grams
328 yds / 300 m

About the Color (Yvain)

The golden brown of straw just waiting to be spun into gold. Though it seems simple and reserved, hidden within these golden strands lies the boldness of a lion.

The Story Behind the Colorway Name

Yvain was the son of Urien (and either the son or stepson of Urien's wife, Morgan le Fay, depending on the story). He falls in love with Laudine, whose husband he had just defeated. Lunete, Laudine's sister, persuades Laudine to marry Yvain. But Yvain feels stiffled by married life and wants to go out and adventure with the other knights. Laudine agrees but asks him to return in a year. He misses the deadline and when he tries to return to his wife, she rejects him. He loses his mind for a time, but eventually it returns and he finds himself coming to the aid of a lion, who becomes his companion. Yvain is thereafter known as the Knight of the Lion. And eventually, with Lunete's help, he and Laudine are reconciled.

Projects Made from Tristan

Want to see what other people are making with their skeins of Tristan? Go to Ravelry and take a look:

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).


Shipping is free within the U.S. and free for international orders over $100. 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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