Mother of Motors by Knitdraper

Mother of Motors

July 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
474 yards (433 m)
42 x 13”/ 107.5 x 33cm
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“The thing is, it’s that Detroiters are hard workers. We’ve always been hard workers, even when times are down. I’ve been able to take that with me, that work ethic, to help me build my career.”
-Loni Love

Michelle Grace designed the Mother of Motors Shawl as an homage to Detroit’s automotive industry and the Pontchartrain Hotel, which in 1908 hosted a meeting between the greatest pioneers of the automobile: Henry Ford, Billy Durant, Benjamin Briscoe, and R.E. Olds (learn so much more in issue seven!). A beautiful tribute piece, the Mother of Motors Shawl will stand out as a work of art.

Overflowing with twelve beautiful designs featuring local indie yarn dyers and stunning views of the Michigan landscape, this issue is our largest yet! The knitting patterns include a hat, socks, shawls, and sweaters, and range from fingering weight to worsted and from beginner to advanced. Fall in love with Michigan from the comfort of your home; explore the region with us as you turn the pages, meet the local indie dyers, and pick a new project to cast on.

To pre-order a PRINT copy, check with your favorite LYS or visit our website. The print copy includes the digital version as well.

Size: 42 x 13”/ 107.5 x 33cm.

Needles: US 7/ 4.5mm, or size to obtain gauge, 48”/ 120cm circular and shorter circular or straights; US 6/ 4.0mm DPN.

Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Yarn: sport weight: 274 yards/ 250 meters Color A; 100 yards/ 92 meters each Colors B and C.

Notions: 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Samples knit in: Why Knot Fibers Spunky (100% superwash Merino; 274 yards/ 100g) in Moss (A), Shoreline (B), Pewter (C); and Ripple (A), Pewter (B), Shoreline (C).

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