The new spring issue of Making Stories is relesaed today and invites us to explore the precious emotion of joy! The joy found in the small and big things in life and reminding us how good it is to be alive on earth.
Making Stories Magazine 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 companies they support.
The 12 stunning patterns the 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
We were lucky enough to be featured in this last publication of @_makingstories thanks to @mar.gue.nee‘s beautiful pattern, who chose Gilliatt to highlight the virtuoso twists on her beautiful Sakae jacket!
She designed this pattern with her mum in mind and the joy of wearing a lovingly knitted garment as an envelope of pleasure and serenity.
The pattern is knitted without seams from the shoulders and back and the half-lengths are worked with large twists. The sleeves are then turned up at the shoulders and knitted in jesey, then the stitches of the large collar are turned up along the half-lengths and the neckline and knitted in single ribbing.
Pattern: “Sakae” by Marianne Munier, published in English in issue 7 of Making Stories magazine, sizes 1 to 10
Yarn: Gilliatt (French Merino from Arles and Black Portuguese Merino, 250 m / 100g) 4 to 8 balls, pictured in “bois de rose” colour, size 3 with 25 cm of ease
The pattern requires concentration and little experience but what a result!
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Credits photos modèle: Making Stories