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by Nuala Fahey September 13, 2019


Making No. 8 / Forest is now available to pre-order. This issue is so packed with beautiful projects to knit, sew, weave and craft that we thought it was worth going through them, highlighting some of the patterns and making some yarn suggestions from our shop - we have this conversation in the studio every time a new magazine comes in but this issue of Making seemed especially rich in inspiration.

Image of a knitted stuffed toy moose wearing a knitted sweater with fir trees on it.

Moose! In a sweater! With trees on it! Need to make this? Of course you do. The pattern is by Susan B. Anderson and it would be so softly squishable in Gilliatt.


Image of a woman with dark hair wrapped in a huge fine shawl, it has rings of a red brown colour against a beige background

How stunning is this Growth Rings shawl by Ashley Yousling? We'd love to make it in our Lamull, a heavy laceweight Norwegian lambswool that makes a beautiful smooth fabric and is a great affordable option for a large project like this.

Image of a dark haired woman wearing a beige/off white coloured shawl with rings made from purl bumps.

The smaller version is all one colour with purl bump rings and the larger one has the rings in a contrast colour. This Lamull colour is Nuala's choice, but with 36 colours to choose from, there's a good range from subtle to bright.

Image of a woman standing on wooden decking, wearing green overalls, a blue cardigan and a blue shawl

Ysolda loves this whole outfit on Sonya Philip and the overalls pattern has a pretty inclusive size range:
sized s-3xl
waist 30"-50" / 76-127cm
hips 38"-58" / 97-147cm.
The overalls need a mid weight woven fabric. A woolen blend might be a good choice.

The cardigan Sonya's wearing them with is also really cute, I love the details on the raglan "seams". It's the Dijon Forêt Cardigan by Carol Sunday. I'd love to see it in Gilliatt, which makes gorgeous garter stitch.

This photo gives you a better view of the sweetest pocket and raglan "seam" details

This bold colourwork hat is the Eye Catcher pattern by Jennifer Berg and is the perfect change to play with combining different DK yarns for exactly the right combination for you. We like the idea of combining Nightshadeswith the creamy off white shade of Rauwerk DK, but you can look at all of our DK yarns here.

The Dappled Light Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge would be stunning in AVFKW Floating or Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport

This is such a cute, autumnal yoke pattern: Hytte Pullover by Paula Pereira. Our yarn suggestions would be Tukuwool Fingering or Finull PT2. Browse our fingering / 4ply yarns here.

Open cabled cardigan of dreams. It is easy to imagine yourself imagine wearing this every day, over everything from pjs, to dresses to jeans and boots. This is the Woodinville Cardigan by Veronika Jobe. As for yarn, how about Nurtured? It works great at this gauge and makes the squishiest, most 3-dimensional cables.

This is the super wearable Indoorsy Tunic by Denise Bayron. It should knit up quickly in worsted weight, and would be another great pattern for Gilliatt.

Dolls, wall hangings, project bags, a quilt, a log carrier, pillows, tiny mushrooms and more. Making No. 8 includes so many fun projects to craft beyond knitting and sewing.

Did you know we are always happy to help with yarn suggestions from our stock? Email us with what you are considering making and we will share our ideas. Or if you'd like more blog posts like this, suggest a theme we can riff around or a yarn you'd like to use.

Nuala Fahey
Nuala Fahey

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