Issue 3 explores the topic of Growth with patterns that reflect this inspiration both in their stitch patterns and construction. All of them have been selected with an eye towards versatility in wearing as we're entering spring and autumn, both transitional seasons where layering is key.
In terms of the editorial content, Issue 3 looks at Growth from a few different angles: It includes a fantastic conversation among a few fibre business owners who share their views on business growth and sustainability, Gaye Glasspie dives into what sustainable growth meant and means for her, Alina Jordan explores the depth of Social Media and how its growth has changed her life as a knitter, and Ani Lee opens up about growing to appreciate her body.
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 the companies they support.
Atmosphere Shawl & Scarf Recipe by Making Stories in The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering & Worsted
Cattedrale Shawl by Valentina Cosciani in Lino Muka
Espalier Sweater by Nataliya Sinelshchikova in mYak Tibetan Cloud Wool
Northbound Cardigan by Claire Walls in Triskelion Yarn Emrys Sport
Pale Shelter Sweater by Vanessa Pellisa in De Rerum Natura Antigone
Petiole Sweater by Stephanie Earp in Stolen Stitches Nua Sport
Treillage Socks by A L Leong in Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Natural Sock
Unfolding Shawl by Sari Nordlund in Garthenor No. 1
In addition to the designs, we have a range of amazing articles in Issue 3:
Ani Lee dismantles beauty standards in today’s world
Beatrice Perron Dahlen (Thread & Ladle), Emma Robinson (Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.), Armenuhi Khachatryan (Oysters & Purls) and Sandra Braida (L’Échappée Laine) talk about sustainable business growth and whether or not sustainability and growth are mutually exclusive
Gaye Glasspie (ggmadeit.com) shares how her crafting business took off and what that has to do with authenticity and vulnerability
Alina Jordan takes a critical look at how Instagram has affected our knitting lives