The Spring 24 Issue 11 Of Making Stories Magazine

Making Waves by Jule Kebelmann (Making Stories Issue 11 Spring 2024 page 32)
The Spring 24 issue 11 of Making Stories magazine launched last month, and as usual there are several gorgeous patterns. (Making Stories is a magazine from Berlin, Germany that features a wearable collection of knitwear that you’ll love and wear for years and years to come.) Issue 11 comes with a digital download code that you can use to view and store your pattern online as well as store on Ravelry or upload to Knit Companion.

This issue’s theme is the seashore, and if you are headed to the ocean this spring or planning to enjoy a mountain lake, there is a pattern that will inspire you. The following are a few of my favorite patterns that I plan to cast-on. You may agree with my choices or may find others that appeal to you. Either way, you will appreciate the gorgeous photography, the quality of the paper and printing, and of course the designs that evoke the seashore.
“Inspired by palm trees in Hawaii, I designed Palm Oasis to Portray the serene imagery of these majestic trees at the water’s edge.”  - Tania Dejoie page 38

Though I have never been to Hawaii, I love Tania Dejoie's Palm Oasis. This lightweight yoke sweater is worked bottom up and in the round with elbow length sleeves. My yarn recommendation is Sparrow from Quince and Co. Spun in Italy from organic linen grown in Belgium, Sparrow is a Certified Organic 100% Linen yarn. This smooth yarn gets softer and softer with washing and wear.
“I have grown up close to the seaside and one thing I truly enjoyed was to sit on the sand and hear the waves breaking and the feeling that the water was trying to reach me there.” – Natalia Milas page 42

Natalia Milas’ Seafoam socks were inspired by the feeling of waves trying to reach out and touch her feet. These socks are knit toe-up with a cable embellishment off centered on the top of the foot that is then carried all the way up the leg along the outside for the left sock and on the other side for the right sock. We have so many different yarns that will knit up beautifully in Seafoam. I might choose one of our sock yarns from Palouse Yarn Company or even something very rustic like our new Fingering from Tukuwool. It is going to be a difficult but fun decision!
The Alluvium Shawl was inspired by the idea of the seashore as the place where two worlds meet. It is the place where freshwater rivers empty into the saltwater ocean, forming branching deltas.” – Jenn Lampen page 28

Alluvium is loose clay, silt, sand, or gravel that has been deposited by running water in a stream bed or on a beach. Jenn Lampen’s Alluvium Shawl uses brioche increases and decreases to mirror the crashing ocean waves then has the branched delta in brioche on a two-color garter stitch background. My yarn choice for Alluvium will most likely be Road to China Light from The Fibre Co.


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