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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. MEASUREMENTS: 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" MATERIALS: 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 GAUGE: 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY long tail cast on yarn over simple decrease GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 440 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN malabrigo sock COLORWAY Ochre

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  • 3.75mm needles round,80cm cord
  • needle to weave in ends

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Ambah O'Brien
Ambah O'Brien
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 garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach. With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design. I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear. Knitting News from Ambah’s studio: sign up at and receive a free pattern to get you started!