A little announcement: Making Stories Magazine – Issue 1

March 26, 2019 3 min read No Comments

A little announcement: Making Stories Magazine – Issue 1

March 26, 2019 3 min read No Comments

I have something really exciting to share with you all!

You might have noticed that it’s been rather quiet over here for the last few months. Part of that is because I’ve been working some really wonderful new projects that are due out this year. And finally, I can share the first one with you all – I have a pattern in the first issue of the brand new Making Stories Magazine!

I’ve admired the Making Stories team and their ethos since the beginning, so I was thrilled to be included as part of the inaugural issue.

Making Stories Magazine strives to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity. Issue 1 is all about Change – from the designs to the articles and visual pieces, it explores change in seasons, in the way we work and live, and in our choice of materials.

This really resonated with me, and I had the pleasure of contributing the Tidal sock pattern to this issue. I’d love for you to go check it out, and maybe even get your copy or subscription!

Feet modelling a pair of handknit Tidal socks
A close up of feet modelling a pair of hand knit Tidal socks
A pair of hands holding hand knit Tidal Socks made of wool
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The magazine officially goes on sale tomorrow, but it was on pre-sale at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I had the pleasure of popping up there on Friday, and it was such a surreal experience to see my pattern and name in print!

About the pattern

My Tidal sock pattern intertwines simple ribbing and some really fun and sinewy crossed stitches, and I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. The construction is top-down with a heel flap, and the pattern covers five sizes so you’re bound to find one that fits you perfectly!

I used Triskelion Yarns Scylfing Sock in the gorgeous Frea colourway. for the sample. This yarn was such a delight to knit with! Scylfing Sock is a nylon free sock base with a high twist, and is a blend of 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Gotland and 25% Wensleydale. It has a slight haze to it which is gorgeous, and it makes a drapey, almost silky, fabric. It’s delicious. I can’t wait to use it again!

My contributor copy arrived the other day, and I’m blown away by how beautiful the whole thing is. It’s chock full of wonderfully thought-provoking articles and clever designs – Inverse is one of my faves. It’s a completely reversible brioche sweater pattern which has jumped right into my queue! And then there’s Borobila – that yoke is a pure delight!

It’s not all sweaters though, there’s also shawls and a hat, and beautiful illustrations and articles. The magazine is also ad-free and printed on 100% recycled paper. It’s definitely worth checking out. I’ve been enjoying stealing little moments from my day, dipping in and out of the pages over cups of coffee.

I know Issue 1 has just arrived, but I’m already looking forward to seeing and enjoying the future issues!

I hope you enjoy it, and please do let me know if you check it out or knit my socks! I’m toying with the idea of hosting a knitalong – leave a comment below or send me an email if you’d be interested in that!

Hands holding open a magazine, showing a pair of socks on the pages
The back page of Making Stories magazine, with hands resting on the table at the bottom of the magazine

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