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Lines in the sky tell a story of a connection between people and nature. When we stop for a moment to look upwards in the city, we often see the sky through an array of the plane trails and intersections of power lines. Such straight manufactured lines don’t overpower or dilute the beauty of the sky, but complement it, making soft masses of clouds look even more tender and light.

Design: Ksenia Naidyon | Yarn: Uist Wool

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The scarf is knit from the central set-up square outwards. Two identical sides can be worked one by one or from two different balls of yarn at the same time. Sections of dropped stitches, simple lace, stockinette, and small slipped stitch cables arranged in a chevron pattern are separated and highlighted by the lines of wraps in contrasting color. The wraps can also be worked in an array of colors to use up scrap yarns.


  • Total length: 280 cm / 110”

  • Total width: 30.5 cm / 12”


Uist Wool Astair (Cheviot and alpaca; 165 metres / 180 yards per 50 g)

MC: 810 metres / 890 yards

CC: 75 metres / 80 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Poll (MC) and Abhainn (CC).


4 mm / US 6 circular needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.


22 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

  • Total length: 280 cm / 110”

  • Total width: 30.5 cm / 12”

  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Susi Schneider
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Check out these fabulous sky lines projects:

Tricologie's Sky Lines

liqintann's Sky Lines

audephil's Sky Lines

Uist Wool Astair 4ply in Abhainn and Poll

Sky Lines is one of the 12 wearable, modern patterns featured in

Issue 6 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 6 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.