In response to Shelley and yarndork, below is some information where you might be able to get the pattern for the Cape Spear Coverlet.
The website is http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/spear/visit/Services_e.asp and the contact information is:
Cape Spear National Historic Site
P.O. Box 1268
St John's, NL
Canada A1C 5M9
I wish you luck getting the pattern; I hope this works out for you. I purchased the hard copy of this pattern 13 years ago when I was on my honeymoon from a gift shop that I can’t even remember the name of now. Needless to say, there was no contact information on the pattern itself; the internet then wasn’t what it is now. So, I am really grateful to someone named Denise who posted the information above in the comments section of the Yarn Harlot’s blog dated August 7, 2008 where she is actually visiting Cape Spear and viewing the original coverlet.
Failing that, I would advise trying your local public library and look for a motif compendium. I remember seeing one about a decade ago when I was living in Mississauga. In it was a triangular motif similar in principle to the scallop motif with the alternating knitting and purling sections (stockinet stitch for 4 rows, reverse stockinet stitch for 4 rows). When I saw that, I realized how that pattern could be adapted to make different shapes. I wish I had taken down that book’s information now. I think in a future blog, I will take a closer picture of the piece so you can get a general idea of the construction of the motif.
And thank you, Linda, for your recent comment where I posted my pictures of the coverlet pieces I’m currently working on.