Distinction by Hanna Maciejewska


March 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
780 yards (713 m)
one size fits all
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The three-way collaboration on this elegant stole began when I saw Elena’s beautiful yarn.

Although my first idea had been a shawl, I later came to the conclusion that something more streamlined would showcase the scrumptious yarn in a much better way without distracting from its hand-dyed beauty: A stole, to wear over a Little Black Dress to the theater or for an evening at a nice restaurant - nothing too ornamented, but rather understated and elegant.

Inspired by an intricate stitch pattern I had spotted in a Polish knitting magazine, I then set out to develop the cabled design. When I showed it to Kam from Everyday Peacocks, to whom I had talked a while ago how nice it would be to have a pin designed especially for one of my accessories, she found it a neat idea and then came up with a unique pin to replicate the knitted leave motif from my stole. Isn’t her pin just wonderful?

I think the three of them are a perfect match: yarn, stole and pin!

Distinction was designed in collaboration with Colour Adventures and Everyday Peacocks.

* Colour Adventures Exquisite Sport (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk) 100g/ 400 yards (366 meters); 2 skeins or approx. 780 yards 714 meters of Sport weight yarn that knits up to gauge.
The sample is knit with Birch Tree.

  • US 4 3.5 mm 32” (80 cm) circular needle or straight needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

One size fits all: 72” 180 cm in length and 13.5” 34 cm in width

Gauge: 20.5 stitches and 24.5 rows per 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking; 26 stitches and 23 rows per 4” 10 cm in pattern stitch after blocking – save time by checking the gauge ♥
Gauge is not essential; however, different gauge may effect a different yardage requirement and different measurements.

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