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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kinetik

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, lace stitches, follow a pattern

Pattern Description:

Kinetik is a based on a chevron beaded lace stitch and is created by working two separate triangles and then joining them together with a center panel. There are detailed instructions for working Kinetik with A LOT, SOME or NO beads. The pattern includes links to videos for made especially for helping with the tricksy bits of this design.

Kinetik was originally released as a Mystery KAL in January of 2012. Because of this there is a HUGE amount of advice and help for knitting this pattern in my Ravelry group.


22 sts/30 rows= 4 inches in st st, unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 56 inches wide at top x 22 inches long at center - Note if you used the ALL bead version, your shawl will block bigger than this due to the weight of the beads.


  • You will need approx. 420 yards of fingering weight yarn.
  • Two US size 5 [3.75 mm] 24 inch or longer circular ndls, (or size needed to obtain gauge) Note: using lace needles will be VERY helpful
  • A LOT: Approx. 110 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads (optional) SOME: Approx. 66 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads (optional)
  • Dental floss threader (for threading beads onto yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
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Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and ...

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