Chayka by Kino Knits


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette knit flat, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
378 yards (346 m)
Varies with yardage used. Sample used a 378-yard skein of fingering weight yarn and has a 55"/140 cm wingspan and 22"/56 cm depth.
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The Chayka shawl is part of The Chekhov Collection, three shawls by Kino Knits. These shawls showcase one, two, and three colors, respectively. All three shawls are asymmetrical triangles that are flexible; they can be knit in any yarn weight/gauge and any yardage!

The Chayka shawl is reminiscent of a seagull’s wing and is perfect for using up that special, luxurious skein. Knit from one corner to the opposite edge, it features show-stopper lace paired with plain stockinette. Easily adaptable to any yarn weight or yardage – just knit until a few grams of yarn are left, then finish with a few simple garter rows!

Skills: increases, decreases, and lace with no rest rows.

Sample shown in full skein of Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 378 yards/346 m per 4 oz/115 g, colorway Into the Mystic

US 7 (4.5-mm) needles to knit flat, or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • Tapestry needle
  • Gram scale
  • Blocking wires and pins

Blocked Gauge (gently stretched and pinned):
18 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm, stockinette

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