Kinbaine by Fay Dashper-Hughes


August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
900 - 1094 yards (823 - 1000 m)
One size
both US and UK
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Kinbaine is a top-down crocheted shawl, getting narrower as you go. It’s an easy pattern that uses one simple stitch for the main body, with a series of colour changes in sections. Each colour section is topped and tailed with a series of stitches to mimic the infamous coloured rooftops along the seafront town of Whitehead, Northern Ireland. Whitehead was formerly known as Kinbaine, or an Cionn Bán - ‘the white head’ in Irish.

This shawl was released as a pattern for Yarnfolk Festival of Wool which is held in Whitehead every year in August.

When you buy the pattern, you will recieve two files, one using UK crochet terminology and the other using US crochet terminology.

Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial (using UK terminology). This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought or been given the pattern for Kinbaine (crocheted).

The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.

If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #Kinbaine #FayDHDesigns

Hook: 3.5mm (E/4) & 4mm (G/6)
Tension/Gauge: unblocked Herringbone htr 16.5cm sts and 16 rows over 10cm. Blocked Herringbone htr 15sts and 14 rows over 10cm.
Hours: 25 hours to make
Meterage: 823m (approx 516m Yarn A, 175m Yarn B, 132m Yarn C)
Blocked dimensions: 192cm x 94cm x 44.5cm and a depth of 41cm. Pinned out to 196cm x 97cm x 46cm during wet blocking process.

Yarn: Exmoor Sock by John Arbon Textiles, 50g/200m (218yds) 60% Exmoor Blueface (super-washed), 20% Corriedale (super-washed), 10% Zwartbles and 10% nylon.
Yarn A - Whortleberries x 150g, Yarn B - Aggy x 50g & Yarn C - Bell Heather x 50g.
A two colour version can be crocheted and for that you need 150g of Yarn A and 100g of Yarn B. All Yarn C instructions are replaced with Yarn B.

Blocking: This is a project that definitely benefits from blocking as it means you can really define the rooftops at the edges of each stripe.