A new creative magazine for contemporary knitters from the makers of the lovely nitting books Woods, Breeze and Jewels..
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 5 explores the hidden qualities of plants and nature to shed a light on the essential role they have for us and the planet.
The 12 knitwear designs we’re so proud to feature in this issue celebrate nature in all its glorious ways through texture, shape and form – as do our artists and writers who dive deep into the connection between nature and making in their works.
Dana Kikic, Ksenia Naidyon, Heidi Reszies, Madeleine Renarde, Courtney Spainhower, Jennifer Brou, Audrey Borrego, Joan Forgione, Thien-Kieu Lam, Fiona Alice, Marianne Munier
De Rerum Natura , Echoview Fiber Mill, Frida Fuchs, John Arbon Textiles, Knitting for Olive, La Bien Aimée, Maison Corlène, Swans Island Company, The Fibre Co., Triskelion Yarn, Whistlebare, woollenflower
Camille Rosselle, Inês Peixoto, Marina Skua
What you'll need to knit the Yoki sweater in Ulysse by Marianne Munier (pictures 2 & 3):
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 100 (105, 110, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) cm / 39.25 (41.25, 43.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57, 61, 65)” - recommended to be worn with 13-25 cm / 5-10” of positive ease at the bust.
De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merino; 185 meters /202 yards per 50 g)
955 (1025, 1095, 1150, 1245, 1335, 1425, 1520, 1635) metres / 1045 (1120, 1195, 1260, 1360, 1460, 1560, 1660, 1785) yards
Sample shown is knit in colourway Quartz. Charifa wears a size 4 with 20 cm / 8" of positive ease.
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of atleast 60 cm /24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles or preferred needles for working small circumferences (or needle size to
3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm /24”
To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, usea circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.
24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and charted pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Cable needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure