Kinbaine Shawl Kit


We now offer handy kits of this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make these lovely socks along with the pattern, a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting!  

The Kinbaine Crochet Shawl pattern is designed by our friend Fay Daspher-Hughes. Click here if you’d like to buy just the pattern, without the yarn. 

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.


John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock, 4-ply (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles and 10% Nylon; 200 metres per 50g)

MC; 3 skeins
CC1: 1 skein
CC2: 1 skein

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Blocked Dimensions

Depth of 41cm, width at top edge of 192cm


3.5mm hook (US E/4 hook) for main body of the shawl
4mm (US G/6 hook) for starting chain


15 stitches x 14 rows = 10 cm / 4″ over main pattern