One of the most memorable scenes, for me, in Aladdin is when he’s first entered the Cave of Wonders and is slowly making his way down hundreds of steps. Down and down and down until he’s surrounded by treasure, instructed to touch nothing but the lamp. This is an interesting proposition to make when you take into account that a handful of literally anything in the room would change Aladdin’s life forever. “Touch nothing but the lamp” is an interesting way of saying “don’t be greedy”.
When I designed Into the Cave of Wonders for Wonderland Yarn’s deSTITCHnation, this is the scene that came to mind. Smock stitches are meant to illustrate steps working their way down your leg to heels and toes that are made extra colorful by the yarn being held double. The way the stitches provide an extra throw of the color makes me happy.
You can grab a skein of Cave of Wonders from Wonderland Yarns this month!