In Making Stories Issue 7, they’re focusing on joy – finding joy in the small and big things in life, in a new discovery or a renewed love, in knowing that even the smallest changes can have a huge impact on sustainability and the planet.
The 12 stunning patterns the designers created all represent something that makes each designer truly happy. They’re love letters to a favorite technique, stitch pattern, garment or accessory type, shape, or color – same as the essays Making Stories is 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
Deborah Stack, Kalea Turner-Beckman
The yarn and needle requirements for each pattern in this issue, or to purchase individual patterns as PDFs can be found here on Ravelry. This is a soft cover book available for purchase in store and in our online store.
What’s special about Making Stories Magazine?
Making Stories Magazine strives to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. They love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.
They’re (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. They believe in preserving their independence when it comes to deciding who they feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine.
Printed on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.
They've kept production and fulfillment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as their printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as their fulfillment and shipping partner, in Berlin.