Mother Lode - PDF Knitting Pattern
An asymmetrical 4-color garter and stranded colorwork hand-knit shawl pattern.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a YOTH Mother Sampler during a yarn crawl - when I brought it home I knew it had to be something cushy and spectacular, but not fussy, to show off the gorgeous palette.
Yarn on the House Mother Sampler (heavy lace weight; 100% domestic Rambouillet wool; 1100 yds/200g): 1 set of 4 (275 yds/50g ea).
‘Sea Salt’ (color A)
‘Poppy Seed’ (color B)
‘Wild Rice’ (color C)
‘Cracked Pepper’ (color D)
US 3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle (or preferred length)
Removable stitch marker (optional)
79 inches wingspan by 16 inches deep
30 sts and 58 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch after blocking
This shawl is constructed in an asymmetrical shape and worked flat, from tip to end. Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the shawl.
Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
All sts will be slipped purlwise unless otherwise noted.
You may wish to clip a removable stitch marker to the RS of the work to differentiate RS from WS since this project is worked largely in garter stitch.
Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.