My name is Lucía, or as many others know me, Knitting the Skyline. I’m a 30 year old girl from Madrid. A few years ago I started to crochet. After a short time, I needed to increase my knowledge about yarns and I started to knit, embroider and do macramé.

I worked in an office and every day I found it more difficult to be there. My dream was to be able to give people classes, therefore, I left my job and opened ‘Teje y Punto’ (crochet and knit), a small yarn shop with space for workshops in the centre of Madrid. Very quickly, people started to contact me from all over Spain to teach my workshops. My commercial timetable didn’t allow me leave so I had to make a decision: after a year and a half I closed the shop and started to create my own patterns and to teach workshops in other shops. Now I dedicate my time to doing this, and although it entails an unending amount of effort, the satisfaction that it gives me is priceless.

Dunesky Kimono @knittingtheskyline


When Katia proposed this project to me, I was sure about which yarn I was going to use. There was no question that it had to be Love Wool, a chunky, soft yarn which is easy to work with. Although I didn’t think about the 40 degrees that was going to accompany me whilst knitting! However, thanks to this I got the inspiration… the heat made me think about dunes in the desert.

As a result, I was sure that beige would be the colour for the Jacquard design. In contrast with black, the principal colour that is so characteristic of my style. So with the image of dunes in my mind, I started to design DuneSkyKimono, I made a few sketches and soon had the graph ready.

I wanted to make the project in a single piece. Perhaps because joining and sewing the pieces is the part that I like least. Therefore, my DuneSky Kimono is a pattern without seams!


Difficulty level (2):

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9mm / USA M13

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