A book by Making Stories
JEWELS is the third book in our European Nature book series which we created to share our passion for natural, local, breed-specific, European yarns, beautiful knitwear designs and the stories of the amazing makers who enable and inspire us to create magic with our own hands.
JEWELS includes 12 modern knitwear designs for the colder seasons on this planet. From luscious colourwork yokes to drapey everyday sweaters, from a shawl as cosy as a hug to mittens designed to keep your hands toasty warm, all the pieces in this book are designed to be both enjoyable to knit and wearable for years to come.
JEWELS wouldn’t be a Making Stories publication though without the stories that inspire us to do our work: We’ve included profiles for every single maker involved in this book, be it designer or yarn company, as well as two fantastic articles on yarn (by Katie Green) and colour substitution (by Dianna Walla) and a conversation on colour between Melody Hoffmann, a favourite designer, and yarn dyer Paula Goosen of Moel View Yarn.
It contains :
Diopside sweater - Vanessa Ewing
Rubellite hat - Simone Bechtold
Alexandrite cardigan - Amy Gunderson
Garnet socks - Hanna Lisa Haferkamp
Heliotrope shawl - Sabien Engel
Morganite hat - Imke von Nathusius
Paraiba cardigan - Nadya Stallings
Spinel mittens - Becky Sørensen
Tanzanite cowl - Sarah Sheperd
Tourmaline sweater - Heike Campbell
In english only, 136 pages, soft cover.
To knit Citrine by Emily Green, you will need:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference: 111.75 (123, 132.5, 141.25, 150.75, 162) cm / 43.5 (48, 51.75, 55, 58.75, 63.25)” - recommended to be worn with 30 cm / 12” of positive ease at the bust.
De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% European Merino wool; 250 metres / 270 yards per 100 g)
855 (955, 1050, 1140, 1245, 1340) metres / 935 (1045, 1150, 1245, 1360, 1465) yards
That is 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) balls of Gilliatt.
Sample shown is knit in colourway Genêt.
Michelle wears a size 2 with 38 cm / 15” positive ease.
To knit Rubellite by Simone Bechtold, you will need:
Finished hat circumference: 48.5 cm / 19”, recommended to be worn with 2.5 - 8.5 cm / 1 - 3.25” of negative ease.
De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merino; 185 metres / 202 yards per 50 g)
MC: 150 metres / 165 yards
CC: 80 metres / 90 yards
+ extra yarn for pompom (optional)
Sample shown is knit in colourway Fusain (MC) and Confiture
de Rose (CC).
Michelle wears the hat with 5.5 cm / 2.25” negative ease.
Photos credits : Making stories.