January 18, 2017

Round Table Yarns Tristan and Isolde Yarn Club

The Round Table Yarns Tristan and Isolde Yarn Club is open for subscriptions now through January 31, 2017.

The story of Tristan and Isolde tells of the forbidden love affair between this knight and lady, who is married to Tristan’s uncle, King Mark. Their tale is woven into the fabric of the Arthurian legends, usually as a foil for the love triangle between Lancelot, Guenevere, and Arthur. That love triangle ends in tragedy, with the destruction of Camelot. Does the story of Tristan and Isolde take a similar path? Are the lovers able to stay together? Find out during the course of this nine-month yarn club.

For nine months, you’ll receive one shipment each month of a special yarn club colorway based upon story of Tristan and Isolde. This story has been split into nine parts. Each month, you’ll receive part of the story and a color of yarn based upon that part of the story.

Each yarn color is a surprise that you’ll anticipate each month along with the next part of the story. The colors are exclusive to the yarn club for at least three months from the date of shipment.

Each yarn base will be different and will range from lace to worsted/aran weights. Four of the bases will be regular Round Table Yarns bases (including the new laceweight base), and five of the bases will be special bases chosen for the club. Those bases may at some point be added to the regular lineup, but will be exclusive to the yarn club for at least a month from the date of shipment.

You’ll also have the option of participating in a knit-a-long/crochet-a-long in the Round Table Yarns group on Ravelry, where you can chat with other yarn club members and be eligible to win prizes. In addition, you’ll receive a recommended list of pattern ideas for using your yarn club yarn.

Here’s what Shannon C. said about the most recent yarn club from Round Table Yarns:

“I’d never joined a yarn club before the first Round Table Yarns club last winter. I was a little concerned about making the commitment; I can be really picky about my yarn and color choices! However, I was already familiar with many of the Round Table Yarns bases, and every colorway I’d seen was so rich and vibrant. It seemed like a fairly safe bet, and I loved the idea of getting exclusive colorways! It was also an opportunity to get out of my merino comfort zone: the potential for trying out new fibers I might not have considered purchasing on my own, and using colors that I normally would dismiss outright at the LYS.

“I’m now planning to sign up for my third subscription to Round Table Yarns. I love anticipating the surprise waiting for me in the mailbox, seeing what neat little extra is included in the package, and reading about the inspiration for that month’s color. It never fails to amaze me that Karen can link together such a variety of rich, regal colors through the tales of Camelot and her denizens. A curated bundle of patterns appropriate for each month’s club selection always helps to inspire, and I really enjoy watching the other club members post about their projects with the club yarn.

“This isn’t your typical flavor-of-the-month yarn club!”