2016 GAL: Dragon Quest by Jacquline Rivera

2016 GAL: Dragon Quest

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in double knitting
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern is available HERE.

When discussing influential video games through the ages, most people would agree that Ultima should be number one on the list of role playing games. After all, it was the first of its kind, released all the way back in 1981, and also lauds itself as the first open world game. So, why is this week’s Geek-A-Long pattern about Dragon Quest instead? Ultima might’ve pioneered RPGs, but the Dragon Quest franchise is the one that attracted people to them.

Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball Z, is responsible for Super Saiyans and the iconic enemy from the game, the Slime. Shaped like a blue Hershey Kiss with a big smile, the Slime is one of the first enemies you’ll encounter and it’s the official mascot of the series. In Japan, the Slime holds the same level of fame as the Chocobo from FF or Pikachu, so we put the adorable menace on this week’s square!

Note that this pattern includes both knitting and crochet instructions. The needle/hook size given above is for the specific craft.