It’s here, it’s here! The latest Making Stories print magazine is out and I found my review copy in the post just last evening. Of course, I raced inside, tore open the package, and sat down with a cup of tea (at the end of a long day of teaching) to enjoy ALL the SWEATERS!
But, I’m getting ahead of myself 🙂 For those of you who may not know, Making Stories is an excellent indie, ad-free publication out of Berlin, Germany created by two wonderful women, Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and Verena Cohrs. I have spent some time in Berlin–love that city!–and I only wish these were recent trips, as I would love to hang out with these ladies and pick their brains about all things publishing. To date, they have released a number of print and e-books filled with beautiful knitting patterns and fueled by their love of sustainability (in paper products, yarn, and notions). If you are reading this in the US, our official stockist is Corinne Claire of the Woolly Thistle (NH)–Oh, how I adore her shop! Plus, the Making Stories team is now offering subscriptions, so you will never miss an issue! Ok, on to the sweaters!
If you follow me on Instgram, you likely saw my post about nearly all of the sweaters in this issue. There are six–yes, six!!–all together: from hoodies, to wraps, lace yokes to yummy mohair texture, this issue really does have something for everyone. It even includes a wee, child version of one of the designs, Stern, by Verena Cohrs. Two of my absolute favorites from this issue are Deganwy, by Theresa Shingler and Hali, by Leeni Hoimela (both pictured here). But I also love Mut, by Renate Kamm
Beyond the sweaters, there are two sock designs, a cowl, and two hats to lure you in 🙂 Plus, a handful of essays in the theme of the issue: Loving and Caring. I particularly love the essay on recognizing oneself as “Knitworthy” no matter what body-type, size, or way of being you may embody. Knitting for ourselves and recognizing ourselves as beautiful is a life-long lesson about feeling good about who we are. And I can’t imagine a better message to send out into the knitting world: you are knitworthy.
Making Stories 2 is an excellent issue and you can check out all of the patterns on Ravelry. If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint (if only a little), you can download the e-book version and save a tree! Thanks to Verena, Hanna Lisa, Claire and all of the Making Stories team for getting this beauty out into the world! And if you want to see even more of the magazine, I’ll be speaking about this issue on the next episode of the podcast over on YouTube!