Moorit is an independent crochet magazine based in Scotland and run by Alyson Chu. Launched in 2021, it was imagined as an antidote to the dearth of print publications made especially for crocheters. Focussing on wearable, modern garments and accessories made in natural fibres, Moorit is a high-end craft magazine with true indie spirit.
Being in a country of dramatic landscapes and long dark winter nights, our location encourages us to embrace the warmth of wool. Scotland also serves as a wonderful backdrop and we draw design inspiration from the beautiful textures and colours of the nature and built environment surrounding us.
It's the debut issue! The very first issue of Moorit is a celebration of our love for crochet... for its innate beauty, for its versatility, and for its suitability to all types of garments and accessories. The designs showcase a wide, but in no way exhaustive, range of techniques, including Tunisian, tapestry and intarsia colourwork, front/back posts stitches, and amigurumi.
Issue 1 features three sweaters, a vest, a skirt, a pair of socks, 2 shawls, a hat, a matching cowl and mitten set, and an amigurumi design. Plus, there's an embroidered handkerchief project to make and an article about the impact of industrialisation on garment fitting.
With designs by...Alyson Chu, Anne-Michelle Phelan, Aoibhe Ni, Clarisabeth Lopez Rodriguez, Eline Alcocer, Fay Dashper-Hughes, Jessie Van In, Liliana Buce-Chmelko, Linda Skuja, Rosina Northcott, and Stephanie Erin.
Using yarn from...Baa Ram Ewe, Biches et Buches, Blacker Yarns, Eden Cottage Yarns, Garthenor, Jamieson’s of Shetland, La Bien Aimee, Martin’s Lab, Tukuwool and The Neighborhood Fiber Co.
And other contributions from...Chrissie Asbridge and Natalie Warner.