Visiting Mother by Amelia Putri
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Visiting Mother

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Body Chart stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
328 yards (300 m)
1 size, but can be easily adjusted to make a larger shawl
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Indonesians have a unique tradition of homecoming during the holiday season, especially in Al Fitr (Idul Fitri), Christmas, or on a long weekend. We call this tradition “mudik.” Visiting our parents, grandparents, and family back in our village, hometown, or country brings such joy, memories of our childhood, and many sentimental feelings for the whole family. We see the old family house, the photos from when we were little that are still hanging on the wall, the green view, mother’s cooking, and even the scents we don’t forget. We all know how mothers are very special to us. This shawl is specially designed for that - for mothers that always wait for us to come home. This shawlette or shawl is one that we would like to wear when we’re visiting mother.

DIFFICULTY
Adventurous beginner to intermediate.
Lace knitting and chart reading skills are required.

SIZE
1 size that is considered as shawlette, but can be easily adjusted to make a larger shawl.
The sample shawl measures 135cm/53” from tip to tip of the wingspans and 64cm/25” at the center dip.

YARN
1 skein of Papiput Silky Merino DK. Approximately 300m/100g (328y/35 oz), 70% extrafine merino, 30% silk. Shown in Blank colorway.

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
A pair of 80cm (32”) size US-7 (4.5mm) circular needles or longer to accommodate large number of stitches size, or size to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE
14 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) using the Body Chart stitch pattern, after being washed and blocked.
Gauge is not crucial. However, the different gauge may cause different yardage used.

NOTIONS
4 stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle

The stitch pattern is charted only.
The pattern has been tested and tech edited.