Anna Karenina by Kino Knits

Anna Karenina

February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter, wet blocked, stretched, pinned
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size
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The Anna Karenina shawl is part of The Tolstoy Collection, three shawls by Kino Knits. These shawls showcase one, two, and three colors, respectively. All three shawls feature large sections of garter while interspersing different textures, shapes, or color play.

The Anna Karenina shawl is perfect for using up that special skein. Knit side-to-side in uncomplicated garter stitch, it can showcase a variety of dye techniques – be it solid, tonal, speckled, or even variegated. A little lace edging adds a touch a sweetness. Easily adaptable to any yardage – just knit to the halfway point as weighed on a gram scale, then work the second half.

Skills: simple lace with increases and decreases

Yarn: 1 skein Unwind Yarn Company Journey sock (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon, 400 yards/366 m per 100g, colorway Mariposa)

Needles: US 6 (4.0-mm) needles to knit flat, or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • 2 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Gram scale
  • Blocking wires and pins

Blocked Gauge (stretched and pinned):
22 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter

Blocked Size (stretched and pinned):
63”/160 cm wingspan, 10.5”/27 cm deep

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