Ivelisse Wrap by Brooklyn Boy Knits Louis Boria


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As we were curating our Tosh Tweed Capsule Collection, we wanted a phenomenal designer to create a special project just for this collection.  So we reached out to Louis Boria, also known as Brooklyn Boy Knits, and he came up with this amazing wrap that incorporates 4 colors of our exclusive Oklahoma colors. 

From Louis: "The Ivelisse wrap was inspired by my mother Ivelisse. Each year, I make it a point to gift my mother several of my shawls. My mother happens to be one of my biggest fans and supporters. To quote her...'I love wearing the shawls you make me. I love wearing them to church and showing them to the ladies.' My mother wears them to church, during prayer, out shopping, or just sitting on her patio playing Sudoku.

Back in March I fell ill to COVID 19. During that difficult time my mother called me throughout the day to check on me. I knew she was as scared as I was during those three weeks but it was what she told me at the end of those calls that made me feel better... 'I'm going to pray for you.'

This shawl is dedicated to my mother Ivelisse and for all her prayers that got me through the most difficult time in my life."

What a beautiful story, Louis!  Thank you for creating beauty out of a very challenging time!  Speaking of beauty...we are honored to have Felicia Eve, owner of LYS String Thing in Brooklyn, to be our model for this labor of love.  She is a Knit Star owner and one of our featured Case Studies. 

To create Louis' wrap, you need 4 colors of TML + Tweed and US size 6 (4.0mm) needles. We used the following colors in our Wrap sample: Grand Lake, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Will Rogers, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  

Special Offer:  With the purchase of any 4 skeins of TML + Tweed, we will email you our exclusive Ivelisse Wrap pattern by Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits. Add a note to your order and we will email you the pattern.