I was contacted by my Instagram friend Isabella Tonski, better known as Bellas Custom Crochets, to curate a collection of rainbow-themed colorways for a project that she had been dreaming up and was eager to design. I never could have imagined not only the stunning design that would flow off her hook, but the uplifting and deeply important message she has embedded into the construction of this elegant wrap.
The two main colors of gray and black represent the darkness and the hopelessness that the world has and continues to feel as we are living in this new way of self isolation. The pops of rainbow colors represent the promise of a Hope & a Future full of color and light even in the midst of so much darkness and shadow. The symbolism continues with the chevron stitching representing the highs and the lows and choosing to find value and purpose in the story that was being created in our lives.
Thinking of her message on hope resonated so strongly with me, and became a mantra of sorts with each stitch hooked. Working on this design brought a much needed sense of calm and comfort to my day and I love having a physical reminder of hope each time I wear this amazing garment.
Yarn kits for this uplifting wrap are available for preorder now and will ship in time for the pattern release on March 12th.
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