A new creative magazine for contemporary knitters from the makers of the lovely nitting books Woods, Breeze and Jewels..
128 pages printed on recycled paper, completely ad free, in english.
"With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support."
Issue 3 explores the topic of Growth with patterns that reflect this inspiration both in their stitch patterns and construction. All of them have been selected with an eye towards versatility in wearing as we're entering spring and autumn, both transitional seasons where layering is key.
In terms of the editorial content, we're looking at Growth from a few different angles: We have a fantastic conversation among a few fibre business owners who share their views on business growth and sustainability, Gaye Glasspie dives into what sustainable growth meant and means for her, Alina Jordan explores the depth of Social Media and how its growth has changed her life as a knitter, and Ani Lee opens up about growing to appreciate her body.
A L Leong, Claire Walls, Making Stories, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Sari Nordlund, Stephanie Earp, Valentina Cosciani, Vanessa Pellisa
De Rerum Natura, Garthenor, Lino Mūka, mYak, Stolen Stitches, The Fibre Co., Triskelion Yarn, Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.
Alina Jordan, Ani Lee, Armenuhi Khachatryan, Beatrice Perron Dahlen, Emma Robinson, Gaye Glasspie, Sandra Braida
What you need to knit the PALE SHELTER by Vanessa Pellisa (pictures 2 & 3):
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 92 (103, 111.5, 118, 124.5, 127, 136, 139) cm / 36.25 (40.5, 44, 46.5, 49.25, 50, 53.5, 54.75)” - recommended to be worn with 5-17 cm / 2-7” of positive ease at the bust.
De Rerum Natura Antigone (pure organic linen; 260 metres / 284 yards per 100 g)
5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls
1230 (1330, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930) metres / 1345, 1455, 1565, 1675, 1785, 1895, 2005) yards
CC yarn for optional contrast stripe: 30 metres / 32 yards
Sample shown is knit in colourway Heron. Claudia wears a size 3 with regular sleeves and 26.5 cm / 10.5” of positive ease.
5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
5 mm / US 8 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one or two sizes smaller than main needle)
4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles (or needle one or two sizes smaller than main needle)
A circular needle with a short cable can be used instead of double-pointed needles, however magic loop is not recommended for linen as it would pull the stitches excessively.
20 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
Note that linen stretches by 10-20% after blocking so you’ll need to measure your swatch before and after blocking. As a reference, the swatch for the sample had 22 sts x 28 rows in 10 x 10 cm before blocking.
• Blocking tools
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers
• Scrap yarn
• Tape measure