Mother Lode by Meaghan Schmaltz

Mother Lode

March 2017
Lace ?
30 stitches and 58 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked flat, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
980 - 1100 yards (896 - 1006 m)
Finished Dimensions: 79 inches wingspan by 16 inches deep
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The Story
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)

Finished Dimensions
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.