War and Peace by Kino Knits
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War and Peace

March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter, wet blocked and laid flat (not stretched)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One size (72"/183 cm wingspan, 24"/61 cm deep at center of V)
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The War and Peace shawl is the second shawl in The Tolstoy Collection, three shawls by Kino Knits, and will be released on March 16, 2018. These shawls showcase one, two, and three colors and will feature large sections of garter while interspersing different textures, shapes, or color play. Buyers of the collection will receive each pattern as it is released.

Knit this shawl to join the Tolstoy KAL through May 7, 2018, in the Kino Knits Ravelry group and be eligible to win amazing prizes.

Skills: simple increases, decreases, and striped colorwork.

Yarn: 2 skeins sport weight yarn in contrasting colors, at least 350 yards/320 m each to get the size shown in the sample. However, pattern includes instructions for adapting to different yardages.

Sample shown in Dandelion Yarns Rosy Sport, 100% merino, 350 yards/320 m per 3.5 oz/100 g, colorways Thunder and New Yolk.

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


  • Gram scale
  • Tapestry needle
  • Progress keeper to mark RS (optional)

Blocked Gauge (wet blocked and laid flat to dry, not stretched):
19 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter

Blocked Size (stretched and pinned):
72”/183 cm wingspan, 24”/61 cm deep at center of V

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