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Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable ...

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from Ambah O'Brien
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kinta

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • long tail cast on
  • yarn over
  • simple decrease

Pattern Description:

Kinta is a light shawlette, featuring an easy-to-memorize eyelet mesh stitch pattern. Worked from the bottom up, Kinta is V shaped with slightly angled ends.
Kinta looks wonderful knit in a gradient yarn, or choose a solid colour or your favourite hand dyed yarn. Alternately, use a linen, cotton or hemp yarn for the perfect summer version of Kinta.
Knit in fingering weight yarn, Kinta is easily adapted to suit your yarn quantity, with sizes written for one or two skeins.

Width at Centre x Length measured across bottom edge.
Small: 25.4cm/10" x 203.2cm/80"
Large: 30.5cm/12" x 228.6 cm/90"
Yarn: 4ply/fingering weight yarn; Small: 402m / 440 yards, Large: 732m / 800 yards

Samples used:

Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 402m / 440 yards / 100gms)
1 skein "Ochre" used for small sample.
Gradience Yarns Fingering Weight Silver Sparkle (75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Metallic; 399.6m / 437 yards / 100 grams)
1 Skein "Sweetpea" used for Small sample.
Orange Flower Twist sock (
100% Merino; 366m / 400 yards / 100 grams)
2 skeins "Io" used for Large sample.

Needles: 3.75mm / US 5 80cm / 32"circular needles to hold a large number of stitches.

Notions:1 Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

20 stitches and 44 rows = 10cm / 4" in blocked mesh stitch pattern.
Gauge is not crucial for this project; however, variations in gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage required.


20 stitches and 44 rows = 10cm/4" in Stockinette Stitch
Gauge is not important for this project, difference in gauge may result in varied yarn requirements

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adjustable width


  • 3.75mm needles round,80cm cord

You Will Also Need:

  • needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

malabrigo sock



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