Dream and Hope Kit

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Every year during the Chicago Yarn Crawl, we highlight a yarn company that exemplifies who we are and what we believe at String Theory. This year, we have two. Our cowl is made with Merino Wool DK from Handspun Hope and Cosette from Dream in Color Yarn. 

Handspun Hope provides meaningful employment to women who survived the genocide in Rwanda. As a result, these women have access to education, counseling, healthcare, nutrition, and housing for themselves and their families. 

Dream in Color Yarn is a small business run by friends Nancy and Veronica. I have known them both since our kids were little together at our local Waldorf school. They've moved their business from Illinois to Arizona, but their passion for quality yarns and rich vibrant colors remains the same. 

This pattern is a meditative two-row repeat that is easy enough for beginners, but interesting for those with more experience. 

The pops of Cosette emphasize the chevron design and provide a lovely contrast of texture and color to the more rustic handspun which has been dyed with items found in Rwanda like onion skins and avocados. 


  • one skein of Handspun Hope Merino DK
  • one mini skein of Dream in Color Cosette
  • Dream and Hope Cowl pattern
  • a set of six handcrafted cow-horn buttons
  • the joy that comes from knowing that you've made the world just a little bit brighter with your purchase

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Fun project, beautiful yarn

I love working with these yarns, they are each beautiful in a unique way. The pattern is fun, easy to learn and interesting enough to keep me going. The buttons are perfect for the yarns as well.

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