2016 Epic Autumnal MKAL - School of Koi by Tania Richter
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2016 Epic Autumnal MKAL - School of Koi

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
800 - 1600 yards (732 - 1463 m)
Small and Large scarf variants
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Receive $3 off with coupon code KOI through the first day of the MKAL (August 5th) at 11:59 pm CST. Receive $2 off through the release of the final clue (Sept. 16) using coupon code FISH

MKAL Begins August 5th

School of Koi is a double knit scarf pattern in fingering weight with two sizes, small (400 yards of each color for 800 yards total) or large (800 yards of each color for 1600 yards total). It depicts Koi fish, a variant of carp with beautiful scales.

Approximate Scarf Sizes
Small - app 8” x 56”
Large - app 10” x 8’

Dates of Note
6 July 2016 - Welcome Letter Live
5 August 2016 - Clue 1 Live
19 August 2016 - Clue 2 Live
2 September 2016 - Clue 3 Live
16 September 2016 - Clue 4 Live

Materials
Small Scarf - 400 yards of Main Color and Contrasting Color (800 yards total) in fingering weight yarn
Large Scarf - 800 yards of Main Color and Contrasting Color (1600 yards total)
Stitch markers
US 2 - 2.75 mm needles - or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Suggested Colorways -
For those of you interested in Koi-themed colorways, I dug through the interwebs and tracked down a few good ones.
From Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe - Dragon Lady (This may still be a StevenBe exclusive, you can check and see if they have it)
From madelinetosh - Modern Fair Isle in all their fingering weight bases (Tosh Mo Light, Tosh Twist Light, Tosh Sock)
From Mrs Crosby Train Case in Neil - this is an eatsleepknit.com exclusive

There are a few others out there I’m sure I missed, and you can always pick another color for your koi! They come in quite the rainbow of colors.

For your contrasting color I’m recommending using a nice teal blue or deep blue to represent the water.

Other Color Combos
Black and White
Blue and Gold
Gold and White
Black and White/Gold variegated
Teal and White
Teal and Gold

Official MKAL Thread

Prize Drawing
At the end of the MKAL there will be a prize thread posted for finished projects. All participants who post a picture of their finished piece will be entered into a prize drawing for a $10 gift card to either my Ravelry store or FiberWild.com. Additional prizes may be added based on number of participants

Final Info
This is an intermediate level project, previous experience with double-knitting/chart reading is recommended. Double knitting technique instructions are not included. More resources on double knitting can be found in this thread.
If desired, you can knit this pattern in colorwork.

Please avoid posting spoilers in the form of progress photos as the first photo on your project page :3