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  • Issue 11 - Seashore | Official Pattern Overview

    February 06, 2024 13 min read

    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.

    You can order Issue 11 now through us or one of our fabulous stockists – or you subscribe to the magazine which gives you 15% off Issues 11 and 12 and early access to our magazine yarns!

    Aigues T-Shirt | Audrey Borrego in Pascuali Re-Jeans

    Aigues, our cover design by Audrey Borrego, is a fabulously wearable and super layerable tee. It's structured lace is fun to knit, and the boxy, slightly cropped shape look great over a summer dress or high-waisted pants.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 97 (106.5, 116, 122, 128.5) [135, 144, 150, 158.5, 166] cm / 38.25 (42, 45.75, 48, 50.5) [53.25, 56.75, 59, 62.5, 65.25]” - recommended to be worn with 15 to 25 cm / 6 to 9.75” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Pascuali Re-Jeans (100% recycled denim cotton; 96 metres / 105 yards per 50 g)

    720 (820, 875, 965, 1015) [1085, 1205, 1255, 1455, 1515] metres / 790 (895, 955, 1055, 1110) [1185, 1320, 1375, 1590, 1660] yards

    Additional yardage will be required if working the body longer than 22 cm / 8.75”.

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Rubin (Ruby) 18. Francesca wears a size 3 with 6 cm / 2.5" of positive ease and side length to underarm of 22.5 cm / 8.75”.

    NEEDLES
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16” or double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    25.5 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round and worked flat, in Half Twisted Rib after blocking)
    25.5 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round and worked flat, in lace pattern after blocking)

    Alluvium Shawl | Jenn Lampen in Walcot Yarns Opus

    Alluvium Shawl

    Jenn Lampen's Alluvium Shawl is a delightful mix of textures: A two-color garter stitch background is cut through by single color lines that mimic rivers branching out into a delta - knit in two-color brioche.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Width: 165 cm / 65”
    • Depth: 73 cm / 28.75”

    YARN
    Walcot Yarns Opus (70% Argentinian Merino, 30% baby alpaca; 350 metres / 384 yards per 100 g)

    700 metres / 770 yards each of MC and CC

    Sample shown is knit in colourways Splashed White (MC) and Cove (CC).

    NEEDLES
    3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    25 sts x 47 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in two-colour garter stitch, after blocking)
    24 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in charted pattern, after blocking)
    27 sts x 37 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

    When knitting brioche, one row is worked in MC, then the same row worked again in CC, and are counted together as one row.

    Bayocean Sweater | Lindsey Fowler in Garthenor Organic Preseli

    Bayocean

    The Bayocean Sweater by Lindsey Fowler is one of those perfect transitional wardrobe pieces. Knit in a fingering-weight woolly yarn, it's lightweight and airy yet warm, and with its three-quarter length sleeves it's perfect for those dipping and rising temperatures in the spring.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 93.5 (100.75, 108, 115.25, 122.5) [129.5, 136.75, 144, 151.25, 158.5] cm / 36.75 (39.75, 42.5, 45.25, 48.25) [51, 53.75, 56.75, 59.5, 62.5]” – recommended to be worn with 10-15 cm / 4-6” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Garthenor Organic’s Preseli (75% Organic Polwarth, 15% Organic Romney, 10% Organic Hebridean wool; 200 metres / 219 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 840 (890, 975, 1025, 1070) [1150, 1210, 1305, 1430, 1500] metres / 920 (975, 1065, 1120, 1170) [1260, 1325, 1425, 1565, 1640] yards
    CC: 55 (55, 55, 60, 60) [60, 60, 65, 70, 70] metres / 60 (60, 60, 65, 65) (65, 65, 70, 75, 75] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourways Marble (MC) and Dragonfly (CC). Francesca wears a size 3 with 2 cm / 0.75” of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    You will also need the needle size above in your preferred format for small-circumference knitting.

    GAUGE
    25 sts x 32 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

    Circe Sweater | Regina Wimmer in Erika Knight Studio Linen

    Circe

    I adore a good lace pattern, and Regina Wimmer's Circe Sweater perfectly hits the mark! It combines soothing stockinette with an intuitive geometric lace panel worked on the bottom of the balloon sleeves and the body. The pattern also features optional vertical and horizontal bust darts to make it fit your body shape and knitwear fit preferences.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Detailed instructions on how to pick a size based on upper bust circumference, shoulder width and ease preferences are available.

    YARN
    Erika Knight, Studio Linen (85% recycled linen, 15% premium linen; 120 metres / 131 yards per 50 g)

    Exact yardage dependent on upper bust circumference, shoulder width, ease and bust dart preferences

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Shallow. Francesca wears a size 3, size B darts, and underarm to hem length of 50 cm / 20”.

    NEEDLES
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60-80 cm / 24-32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    You will also need the needle size above in your preferred format for small-circumference knitting.

    4 mm / US G/6 crochet hook

    GAUGE
    21 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

    Cross Sea Shawl | Katrine Birkenwasser in John Arbon Textiles Appledore Lace

    Cross Sea Shawl

    Katrine Birkenwasser's Cross Sea Shawl is one of the most delightful and fun-to-knit designs I've come across in a while! The main body is knit up in interconnecting two-color garter stripe sections and finished with a lovely lace border.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Depth: 85 cm / 33.5”
    • Width: 189 cm / 74.5”

    YARN
    John Arbon Textiles Appledore Lace (40% Devon Closewool; 40% Romney; 20% Exmoor Blueface; 275 metres / 301 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 640 metres / 700 yards
    CC1: 325 metres / 355 yards
    CC2: 400 metres / 440 yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourways Billy Down Pippin (MC), Pig Snout (CC1) and Fair Maid (CC2).

    NEEDLES
    Two 2.75 mm / US 2 circular needles (N1 and N2), each with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    25 sts x 54 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in two-colour garter stitch, after blocking)
    25 sts x 50 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in charted pattern, after blocking)

    Holdfast Hat | Louisa Gauge in Holst Garn Supersoft

    Holdfast Hat

    A lightweight hat that can be tucked in a jacket pocket or thrown into a beach bag at last notice is a spring staple for me - and maybe you as well? Louisa Gauge designed the Holdfast Hat exactly for this – and the excellent color placement allows you to play with three colors while only ever working two at a time in the stranded colorwork design.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Circumference: 46 (54, 61.5) cm / 18.5 (21.5, 24.5)”
    • Total length, brim to crown: 20 (22, 24) cm / 8 (8.5, 9.5)”

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3)
    Finished hat circumference: 46 (54, 61.5) cm / 18.5 (21.5, 24.5)” - recommended to be worn with 5 - 7.5 cm / 2-3” negative ease.

    YARN
    Holst Garn Supersoft (100% wool; 287 metres / 314 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 40 (40, 45) metres / 45 (45, 50) yards
    CC1: 90 (100, 110) metres / 100 (110, 120) yards
    CC2: 40 (40, 45) metres / 45 (45, 50) yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Iced (MC), Space (CC1) and Burnt Orange (CC2). Francesca wears a size 2 with 4 cm / 1.5" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16”
    2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” or double-pointed needles for crown shaping
    2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

    GAUGE
    26 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in charted pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Making Waves | Jule Kebelmann in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt

    Making Waves

    Inspired by the textured fisherman jumpers worn all over the North of Europe, Making Waves is a fabulous companion for those slightly chillier days at the seashore (or in the city). Designed by Jule Kebelmann, it combines different textures in a round yoke and then transitions into a slightly oversized body that's offset by the tapered stockinette sleeves.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 110.5 (121, 126, 137, 142) [152.5, 158, 168.5, 173.5, 184] cm / 43.5 (47.5, 49.5, 54, 56) [60, 62.25, 66.25, 68.25, 72.5]” - recommended to be worn with 34 cm / 13.5” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% Merino; 250 metres / 273 yards per 100g) 980 (1030, 1090, 1170, 1225) [1275, 1345, 1390, 1440,1555] metres / 1075 (1130, 1195, 1280, 1340) [1390, 1470, 1520, 1580, 1700] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Argile. Francesca wears a size 3 with 16 cm / 6.25" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

    GAUGE
    19 sts x 28 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and charted patterns, on largest needle, after blocking)
    24 sts x 26 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in twisted stitch patterns, on largest needle, after blocking)
    22 sts x 30 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 2x2 ribbing, on second largest needle, after blocking)

    Palm Oasis T-Shirt | Tania Dejoie in De Rerum Natura Antigone

    Palm Oasis

    If you're looking for a showstopper in your wardrobe, I might have just the right thing for you: Tania Dejoie's Palm Oasis T-Shirt is nothing short of stunning! It combines a textured lace yoke with elegant cables flowing through a body of stockinette, elbow-length sleeves and a wavy lace hem and cuffs.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 83.5 (96.5, 102.75, 109.25, 115.75) [128.5, 135, 141.5, 154.25, 160.75] cm / 32.75 (38, 40.5, 43, 45.5) [50.5, 53.25, 55.75, 60.75, 63.25]” – recommended to be worn with 5-12 cm / 2-4.75” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    De Rerum Natura Antigone (100% organic linen; 260 metres / 284 yards per 100 g)

    930 (1060, 1215, 1340, 1565) [1725, 1785, 1970, 2060, 2255] metres / 1015 (1160, 1330, 1465, 1710) [1885, 1950, 2155, 2255, 2465] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Libellule. Francesca wears a size 3 with 7.25 cm / 2.75” of negative ease at the bust.

    NEEDLES
    3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain cable gauge)
    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain lace gauge)
    2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle 2-3 sizes smaller than needle used for cable gauge)

    You will also need the needle sizes above in your preferred format for small-circumference knitting.

    GAUGE
    28 sts x 40 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round in cable pattern on largest needle, after blocking)
    28 sts x 40 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round in lace pattern on middle needle, after blocking)

    Block the lace swatch vertically with weight at the bottom to represent finished yoke depth once the project is worn and confirm row gauge to ensure best fit.

    Ruegen Top | Imke von Nathusius in &Make DK

    Ruegen

    I've been wanting to knit a sideways constructed top for ages, and I might just have to cast on Imke von Nathusius Ruegen – it's just too good! Combining said sideways construction with interspersing panels of stockinette and garter stitch triangles, it's a fabulous spring and summer staple.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 94.25 (101.75, 109.5, 117, 124.75) [133.75, 141.5, 148.75, 165.5]) cm / (37 (40, 43, 46, 49) [52.75, 55.75, 58.5, 62.25, 65.25]” - recommended to be worn with 5-15 cm / 2-6” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    The Fibre Co. &Make DK (55% wool, 35% alpaca, 10% linen; 125 metres / 137 yards per 50 g)

    505 (555, 615, 680, 750) [870, 990, 1110, 1270, 1410] metres / 550 (605, 670, 740, 820) [950, 1080, 1210, 1385, 1535] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Look at the Stars. Francesca wears a size 3 with 0.5 cm / 0.2" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    22 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)
    22 sts x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in garter stitch, after blocking)

    Seafoam Socks | Natalia Milas in Ovis Et Cetera Close

    Seafoam Socks

    I adore a good sock, and Natalia has the best design ideas – like knitting the Seafoam Socks inside out so you have zero purling! Plus, the off-centered cables are just too delightful. Definitely on my to-knit-list!

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Finished foot circumference: 17.5 (19, 20, 21, 22.5) cm /
    7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”
    • Leg length: 10.5 cm / 4.25”

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Finished foot circumference: 17.5 (19, 20, 21, 22.5) cm / 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5-3 cm / 1-1.25” of negative ease.

    YARN
    Ovis et Cetera Close (40% Devon Closewool, 40% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Zwartbles; 400 metres / 437 yards per 100g)

    200 (225, 260, 280, 320) metres / 220 (245, 285, 305, 350) yards

    Optional mohair for cuff in a contrasting colour: 40 metres
    / 45 yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Patina, without the optional mohair for the cuff. Francesca wears a size 3 with 5 cm / 2" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2 mm / US 0 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge) for
    magic loop

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

    GAUGE
    33 sts x 40 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch after blocking)
    23 sts x 28 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 1x1 ribbing, with mohair plus working yarn for the optional mohair cuff)

    Waves of Life Socks | Sidney Rakotoarivelo in Laine Rebelle

    Waves of Life

    Echoing the different types of wave you might encounter at the sea, the Waves of Life Socks by Sidney Rakotoarivelo have that perfect potato-chip-y knitting going for them: You just want to get to the next row, and the next, and the next...

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Foot circumference: 18.5 (19.75, 21, 22.25, 23.5) cm / 7.25 (7.75, 8.25, 8.75, 9.25)”
    • Leg length: 11.75 cm / 4.75” (customisable)

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Finished foot circumference: 18.5 (19.75, 21, 22.25, 23.5) cm / 7.25 (7.75, 8.25, 8.75, 9.25)” – recommended to be worn with approx 1.5 cm / 0.75” of negative ease.

    YARN
    Laine Rebelle La Clun Forest (100% pure virgin wool from Isère and Alpes-Maritimes; 457 metres / 500 yards per 100 g)

    180 (195, 215, 235, 255) metres / 200 (215, 235, 260, 280) yards

    More or less yarn may be needed if changing the foot and/or leg length. Foot length in sample shown is 16.5 cm / 6.5”.

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Ecru. Francesca wears a size 3 with 4 cm / 1.5” of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. The top of the foot/front of the leg is worked across the first needle (N1) and the sole of the foot/back of the leg is worked across the second needle (N2).

    GAUGE
    30 sts x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)
    30 sts x 47 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in wave sequence, after blocking)

    Welanna Cardigan | Marina Skua in Marina Skua Mendip 4ply

    Welanna Cardigan

    Combining the wearable and the stand-out features, Marina Skua's Welanna Cardigan is nothing short of stunning – and a wardrobe staple at the same time! It's deep V-neck is delightful, and offset by a slightly oversized, cropped body. The rockstars of this design are the cables running down the sleeves who flare out dramatically – and the center cable adorning the back!

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 85 (93.25, 101.75, 110, 118.25) [125, 133.25, 141.75, 150, 158.25] cm / 34 (37.25, 40.75, 44, 47.25) [50, 53.25, 56.75, 60, 63.25]” - recommended to be worn with 7-8.5 cm / 2.75-3.25” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Marina Skua Mendip 4-Ply (100% British wool; 180 metres / 197 yards per 50 g)

    980 (1040, 1145, 1245, 1315) [1420, 1495, 1605, 1760, 1840] metres / 1080 (1145, 1260, 1370, 1450) [1565, 1645, 1765, 1935, 2025] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Teal (Cloudy). Francesca wears a size 3 with 8.25 cm / 3.25" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle 2-3 sizes smaller than main needle)

    You will also need the needle sizes above in your preferred format for small-circumference knitting.

    GAUGE
    24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Charted panel meas 10 cm / 4” at widest point

    Issue 11 is available to preorder now, both through us as well as through our stockists! You can also subscribe to Issues 11 and 12 to get 15% off and early access to our magazine yarns.

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