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Kinbaine crochet pattern 4 ply - digital or hard copy



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.

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 @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.

Yarn substitutes: Something with the same or very similar meterage.  It can be a different blend but be aware that meterage requirements will change if you substitute yarns.  Exmoor Sock has a medium twist, with very little elasticity.  It has really good drape and structure when crocketed up. 

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.


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Pattern Pricing

I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns.  I usually charge £5 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £3 - £7 and you chose what you can afford within that scale. 

Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £5 and come with an automatic digital download.

Pattern format

Kinbaine is an eight-page document.  If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.

Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.


Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating

This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs.  I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns.  This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral.

Postage and Packaging

You can read all about P&P here.

The P&P costs applied are very transparent.  No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.  I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods.  I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.  


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