Skyscraper by Kyle Kunnecke


September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 yards (128 m)
22¼ " (56.5 cm) circumference and 7¼ " (18.5 cm) tall.
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One of my most vivid childhood memories is from when my dad brought
me and my sisters to the roof of a skyscraper he was building in Louisville, Kentucky. Preparing us for the photo, he had me stand on the rooftop ledge and backed up with the camera to get us all in the frame. As he snapped that photo with the entire world behind us, I felt as though I was going to plummet to my demise there and then—but I didn’t!

Worked in the round, this hat features twisted traveling stitches and carefully concealed decreases that mirror and honor the thoughtful
engineering that goes into skyscraper construction. Using the German
twisted cast-on at the beginning of the hat allows for a touch more stretch at the brim.

Knitting Knowledge
This project is worked in the round and requires:
• Working with circular and double-pointed needles
• Casting on
• Reading charts
• Knitting and purling
• Working twisted stitches
• Cable knitting
• Finishing