February 09, 2023 3 min read 0 Comments
If these grey, gloomy days are getting you down after the holidays, we have just the thing to brighten them up and bring you a huge dose of Spring fever. Making Stories Magazine Issue 9 is coming on March 15th and will be available to preorder from Thursday February 9th!
Issue 9, In Bloom, is bursting with stunning designs that were all inspired by the beauty of flowers, from bud to bloom each stage is stunning in its own way, and this has been captured in fibre by the talented designers of Issue 9.
If you are new to Making Stories Magazine, you may not know that sustainability is at the core of everything they do. Every decision is carefully considered to positively impact the planet and the people that make Making Stories so special. Including you, the knitters!
For Issue 9, the Making Stories team have worked with a new family-run printer based in Germany that also has a focus on sustainability, using 100% recycled paper with a coated finish that makes the stunning photos really stand out. So not only will you be reaching for your Making Stories FO's for years to come, but you'll also be reaching for the magazine over and over, simply to admire its beauty.
Talking about FO’s, it’s about time we start planning some! We could type forever about each of the twelve patterns in Issue 9, but that would be a very long post. Instead, let's take a look at five of our favourites that you can find the yarn for right here at Tangled Yarn.
Bouquet by Maria Magnusson is a drop-shoulder lover's dream, with an enlarged all-over lace stitch pattern and split hem. It is knit in The Fibre Co. Cumbria, a stunning worsted-weight yarn that is pictured here in colourway Buttermere, but it would look beautiful in any of the natural or jewel-tones shades.
Abloom by Anne Ginger is a perfect wardrobe staple, a v-neck cardigan with a shawl collar that will look good over everything from dresses to pyjamas. Knit in Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool (shown in colour Grey Beige), it will certainly be a more long-term project, but it will be so worth it when that lambswool blooms and wraps you in a cosy hug that lasts all year around.
If you are looking for a slightly speedier project, Tausendschön by Thien-Kieu Lam is for you. This sweet headband works with every outfit and knit in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt it will be off the needles in no time!
The striking colourwork yoke of Etamine by Emma Ducher was made for De Rerum Natura's Ulysse. There are so many stunning shades to choose from, you could go bold and striking as in the photo*, or opt for a softer, more tonal combination.*Sample colours are Eucalyptus (MC), Crème Anglaise (CC1), Argile (CC2), Bois de Rose (CC3) and Amarante (CC4).
If you're looking for a little spring romance and whimsy, Theophrastus by Valerie Rachel should be your first cast on. Knit in Krea Deluxe Silk Mohair* it is light as a cloud with endless colour options for those delicate ruffles.
*Sample shown is knit in colourways No. 01 (MC) and No.32 (CC).
Remember, you can preorder Issue 9 from February 9th, and will be released on March 15th. We'd love to know, do you already have a cast on planned? Share in the comments below!
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