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Making Stories Magazine Issue 5


About Issue 5

Theme: Inside Nature

Issue 5 explores the hidden qualities of plants and nature to shed a light on the essential role they have for us and the planet.

The 12 knitwear designs we’re so proud to feature in this issue celebrate nature in all its glorious ways through texture, shape and form – as do our artists and writers who dive deep into the connection between nature and making in their works.

Designs by:

Audrey Borrego, Barbara Gottwik, Courtney Spainhower, Dana Kikic, Fiona Alice, Heidi Reszies, Jennifer Brou, Joan Forgione, Ksenia Naidyon, Madeleine Renarde, Marianne Munier, and Thien-Kieu Lam

Yarns by:

De Rerum Natura, Echoview Fiber Mill, Frida Fuchs, John Arbon Textiles, Knitting for Olive, La Bien Aimée, Maison Corlène, Swans Island Company, The Fibre Co., Triskelion Yarn, Whistlebare, and woollenflower

Contributions by:

Camille Rosselle, Inês Peixoto, and Marina Skua

Digital Downloads

Your purchase of the print version of the magazine automatically includes a digitial version too! You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

You can also add your digital copy to your Ravelry library by entering the download code printed on the first page of the magazine.

Good to Know

  • 136 completely ad-free pages
  • Printed on 100% recycled paper (Blue Angel certificate) with Umweltdruck Berlin, a printer local to us
  • Shipped out from our warehouse in Berlin with Deutsche Post or DHL



Meet the Patterns from Issue 5:


After the Rain Sweater
Design: Dana Kikic
Yarn: Frida Fuchs

Bindweed Cardigan
Design: Ksenia Naidyon
Yarn: Knitting for Olive

Cacti Socks
Design: Heidi Reszies
Yarn: La Bien Aimée

Cellular Mittens
Design: Madeleine Renarde
Yarn: woollenflower

Foglie Shawl
Design: Courtney Spainhower
Yarn: Swans Island Company

Lamina Sweater
Design: Jennifer Brou
Yarn: Whistlebare

Macara Beret
Design: Barbara Gottwik
Yarn: John Arbon Textiles

Molecule Shawl
Design: Audrey Borrego
Yarn: Maison Corlène

Twisted Vines Sweater
Design: Joan Forgione
Yarn: Echoview Fiber Mill

Watershed Scarf
Design: Thien-Kieu Lam
Yarn: The Fibre Co.

Wild Grass Socks
Design: Fiona Alice
Yarn: Triskelion Yarn

Yoki Sweater
Design: Marianne Munier
Yarn: De Rerum Natura



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