Kunye by Clare Devine


December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch, knitted flat, blocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
One size
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Kunye (Zulu; meaning one)

Kunye oozes elegance and simplicity. The top down, crescent shape construction results in a wide shallow shawl. Perfect for draping over your shoulders, adding a touch of style to your party outfit or wrapping around your neck for a more casual everyday option. Because every day should be a Golden Skein day.

Celebrating One Year of The Golden Skein

One year ago, The Golden Skein team started us on a magical journey to rival the tastes of the most refined yarn connoisseur. They brought us outstanding colours and luxurious bases from all corners of the globe.

To celebrate the end of a momentous first year, The Golden Skein has paired up designer Clare Devine with one of their amazing dyers, Eden Cottage Yarns. Their aim has been to bring you the perfect single skein project, designed to liberate that Golden Skein waiting in your stash.

Elegant simplicity at it’s best, Kunye – meaning ‘one’ in Zulu - is the perfect shawl to showcase that special skein. Add beads for extra sparkle or leave the striking lace border to speak for itself.

Go on … liberate that skein. You know you want to.

Join the Knit-a-long in The Golden Skein group, starting 20th December 2014. More details in the group.


Eden Cottage Yarns Titus (fingering/4ply; 70% Merino, 30% silk; 400m/100g skein)
Shade: Night Time City Scape x 100g skein

Or any single skein of luxurious fingering / 4ply yarn from your stash. Liberate that Golden Skein.

4mm (US6) circular, cable length 80cm (31in)
5mm (US8) needle for cast off only (optional)

Beads (optional): 50g of size 6 seed beads; pattern calls for 528 beads.

Beads used in the sample: Miyuki size 6; colour 339 (marine blue rainbow with black lining) available from www.beadmerchant.co.uk.
0.5mm crochet hook, or your preferred method for adding beads.

Tapestry needle
Blocking wires

Stitch markers (optional for lace edge - up to 19 needed depending on marker placement; see pattern notes).


25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch knitted flat, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial but please consider that changes to gauge will alter the finished size and yardage requirements.


Approximately 160cm wingspan (tip to tip) by 35cm depth.

See schematic on next page for details. Exact size is determined by the blocking process.
The shawl can be blocked slightly larger or smaller if you wish.