Hello, lovelies! Last week I casually pondered out loud on Instagram that we were thinking of having a sock KAL over the summer, and being the fantastic and enthusiastic bunch you are, you responded with a big YES. It was music to our ears because as you probably already know, we love socks. We nearly always have a sock pattern in a collection and last year we dedicated an entire publication to this small accessory, SOCKS 2018.
But enough gushing, let's get into the details of the KAL. The purpose of this sock KAL is first and foremost to have fun. It's going to be super relaxed and will begin on the 20th of June. Right now I'm not imposing a deadline, and we will start to draw prizes in August. All the prizes haven't been finalised yet but there will be plenty of woolly goodness! We will be using a hashtag for Instagram; #mssummersockkal, and there is a chatter and FO thread over in our Ravelry group. Prizes will be randomly picked from #mssummersockkal and the FO thread.
So you know about the KAL, but what about the important bit; what will you cast on? As stated, this is a Making Stories sock KAL, so it does have to be one of our patterns. If you don't already have one of our sock patterns to hand (or foot!), we have a lot for you to choose from. Nearly all the rights for our sock patterns have reverted to our designers, which means as well as being available in each publication in our webstore, you can buy the single pattern directly from them. So, to avoid confusion and to clearly show what we have , I've collected all our socks for you below. Simply click on an image and if a pattern is available for single purchase you will be taken to the designers Ravelry store.
Meltemi from BREEZE
Abisko from WOODS
Garnet from JEWELS
Near & Far from MS & Friends
Origin from SOCKS 2018
Reason from SOCKS 2018
Roots from Socks 2018
Source from SOCKS 2018
Provenance from SOCKS 2018
Arising from SOCKS 2019
Ascent from SOCKS 2018
Grasmere from TRAVEL
Tidal from Issue 1
I do hope you will join us for this KAL and if you have any questions at all, please do let me know.
Hi lovelies! I kind of completely dropped the ball on putting FO posts out there, but as you all very kindly let me know through our "what do you want to read on the blog" survey, you actually really like them, so we have some catching up to do!
We're starting with two FOs that have actually quite recently only been finished – if by recently we mean the end of 2023. They're both from Issue 10, and were both a delight to knit!
Hi lovelies! I am so delighted to welcome our second double-digit magazine issue into the Making Stories family: Issue 11, Seashore! Our Spring 2024 issue features 12 wonderful, layerable, delightful-to-knit patterns that are fabulous on beach days, a stroll through the park, or a day out with the kids.
We also welcome Liza Laird with a beautiful poem about our relationship to the ocean to our pages.
Hi lovelies! I adore a good color-changing yarn, so imagine my excitement when I found a non-superwash, 100% wool version (not so easy to come by)! Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle comes in at 250 m / 273 yds per 100 g and knits up beautifully to a fingering-weight, sport-weight and DK gauge.
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