In Issue 6, we’re taking a look upward and beyond as a gentle reminder to not forget to look skyward, to see the beauty above, to take a breath of fresh air.
The 12 knitting patterns we’re so excited to share with you are inspired by everything we see when we take our eyes off the ground – the sky, the clouds, the buildings, the trees, the texture, the light. They’re complemented by the works of our artists and writers who remind us to stay present and connected, no matter where we are and what we see.
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.
Altocumulus Shawl by Fiona Alice in Isager Spinni & Silk Mohair
Among The Trees Hat by Makenzie Alvarez in Garthenor Organic Number 3
Boirina Sweater by Elena Solier Jansà in Bouclelaine Ouessant50
Cirro Sweater by Valentina Cosciani in Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool & Le Petit Silk & Mohair
Dancing Skies Socks by Emily Joy Rickard in The Fibre Co. Amble
Grassland T-Shirt by Susan Schädler in Gepard Garn Wild & Soft & Kid Seta
Growing Ivy Scarf by Ayano Tanaka in Holst Garn Supersoft
Ley Lines Sweater by Kjerstin Rovetta in byLaxtons Sheepsoft DK
Orage Socks by Elena Solier Jansà in Mominoki Yarn Finnwool
Sky Lines Wrap by Ksenia Naidyon in Uist Wool Astair 4ply
Tropfen Sweater by Julia Exner in Annabel Williams Bluff Cove 4ply (now Darwin 4ply)
Vitrail Socks by Audrey Borrego in woollentwine Corriedale Sock
Susan Chin shows us what we can see if we look up in her stunning illustration “Skyward”
Deborah Stack shares why knitting is not the new yoga and three fantastic tips on connecting with your knitting in her essay “Mindfulness and Knititng”
Luuanne Chau explores identity and name in her beautiful personal essay “Another Name”