The book contains stories and pictures from the 70s and 80s, and 15 new patterns with knitting instructions using the same techniques seen in designs from the two decades.
The 12 stunning patterns our designers created all represent something that makes the designer truly happy. They’re love letters to a favorite technique, stitch pattern, garment or accessory type, shape, or color – same as the essays we’re so happy to share are love letters to finding joy in stitches and reclaiming what others deem is waste.
Bérangère Cailliau, Clara Gleiß, Isabel Ale, Jill Thompson Beach, Marianne Munier, Marina Skua, Marina Storm, Marion Bulin, Marthe Forodden, Tania Dejoie, Tiffany Chen, Victoria Gerasimova
De Rerum Natura, Ewethful Fiber Farm, Frida Fuchs, Garthenor Organic, Isager, Jamieson & Smith, Kelbourne Woolens, Krea Deluxe, Maison Septembre, Marina Skua, Neighborhood Fiber Co., Soc Una Troca
- 128 full-color pages printed on uncoated paper stock
- 8¼" by 9½"
- Perfect bound softcover with soft-touch coating
- FSC-certified publication
- Printed in the USA at a press powered by 100% renewable energy
The Knit designers are: Berangère Cailliau, Charlotte Sometime, Sari Nordlund, Guillemette Auboyer, Alice Hammer, Solène Amary, Emilie Luis, Emma Ducher, Melody Hoffmann, Aurélie Tixier, Astrid Troland, Solène Le Roux, Julie Dubreux.
In the book there are:
2 shawls, 1 hat, 1 plaid, 2 kitchen towels, 3 sweaters, 1 vest, 1 tank top, 1 top (sizes XS to 5XL)
1 blouse (sizes S to 3XL) 1 child sweater (3 months to 6 years)
ATTENTION => The book is in French, there are explanations of knitting patterns and recipes translated into English.
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.
Audrey Borrego, Barbara Gottwik, Courtney Spainhower, Dana Kikic, Fiona Alice, Heidi Reszies, Jennifer Brou, Joan Forgione, Ksenia Naidyon, Madeleine Renarde, Marianne Munier, Thien-Kieu Lam
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 and woollenflower
This latest offering of designs from Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki reflects their heartfelt approach to knitting that prioritises comfort and pleasurable making without sacrificing elegance. Look to Interpretations for wardrobe classics you’ll love to knit, right to the last stitch!
In this Fall & Winter issue, we’re inviting you to come sit and knit with us while getting lost watching the flames of our campfire dance. 13 modern, wearable knitwear designs will keep us cozy and warm, not only around the fire, but also in our everyday adventures.
Texture, cables, colorwork or soothing stockinette – no matter which one speaks to you at the moment, you’ll find something you love in these pages. Speaking of love: The love for this planet and carefully caring for it while we’re out in nature is the thread that weaves through this issue’s essays and illustration.
Designs by: Agata Mackiewicz, Audrey Borrego, Barbara Gottwik, Eimear Earley, Elena Solier Jansà, Elizabeth Nihoniho, Fabienne Gassmann, Hanna Maciejewska, Mara Licole Taylor, Marie Régnier, Natalie Sheldon, Susan Schädler, Thien-Kieu Lam
Yarns by: Bouclelaine, De Rerum Natura, Garthenor Organic, Ginger Twist Studio, Lanivendole, Life in the Long Grass, Maison Corlène, Mominoki Yarn, Ritual Dyes, Stolen Stitches, The Grey Sheep Co., Wild Earth Yarns, Xolla Wool
As we’re moving into our 10th issue, we’d love to explore a theme with you that is at the very heart of Making Stories: To make something we’ll love and wear for years to come.
Put into one word: Heirloom.
Our designers drew inspiration from beloved heirlooms that were passed down to you or by the things they cannot wait to wear over and over again.
With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to create wearable collections of knitwear that you’ll love and wear for years and years to come. The yarns we feature are all produced with utmost care for our planet and its inhabitants, be they human or non-human. We hope to inspire you to make conscious and informed decisions about what you make, with which materials, and with a lot of joy in your heart.
Andrea Gaughan, Barbara von Stieglitz, Bernadette Hassett, Caroline Blay, Fiona Alice, Izabela Grzybek, Jennifer Brou, Julia Exner, Maren Odenthal, Susanna Kaartinen, Terri Maue
Abundant Earth Fiber, BC Garn, De Rerum Natura, El Robledal de la Santa, Garthenor Organic, Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill, Hudson + West Co., Nature's Luxury, Wool & Palette, woollentwine
A classical, timeless theme weaves an enchanting thread throughout the book, with knitwear names drawing inspiration from ancient Greek mythology. Set against the soft, powdery backdrop of Paris, these elegant Scandinavian knits are perfect for modern-day urban muses.
Sari Nordlund is one of Finland’s most popular knitwear designers, whose creations have graced knitting magazines around the world. She has also collaborated as a designer for leading yarn manufacturers. Sari has a unique ability to turn the everyday beauty of her surroundings – Finnish nature, Helsinki’s Art Nouveau architecture, art and popular culture – into an abundant source of knitting inspiration.