Born of Fire - 2015 Epic Winter MKAL
Two creatures born of fire
Dance endlessly side by side
Welcome to the 2015/2016 Epic Winter MKAL - Born of Fire!
Contents of the MKAL
With this MKAL, we’ll be creating a scarf of featuring a European style dragon and a phoenix. This is an 8 week MKAL with four clues releasing at a rate of one every two weeks.
When you purchase the pattern you will receive an introductory file download of the schedule, pattern details, and swatch. This pattern does not include information on the basics of double knitting, prior experience with double knitting is recommended. This project may also be done in stranded colorwork in the round and steeked.
Dates of Note~
5 December 2015 - Clue 0 - Introductory file live
1 January 2016 - Clue 1
15 January 2016 - Clue 2
29 January 2016 - Clue 3
12 February 2016 - Clue 4
Suggested yarn and needle sizes
You will need two skeins of Three Irish Girls Adorn or Adorn Lux in your main color and two skeins in your contrasting color for a total of four skeins, 800 yards of each color.
A range of recommended needle sizes (US 2 to US 3) has been given to help you attain gauge. If you knit tightly, start with a larger needle, and if you knit loosely go with a smaller needle. You will not need to change needle sizes during the project. Swatching is recommended as this pattern will use most of the yarn in each skein.
Kits include 4 skeins of Three Irish Girls Adorn, 2 in Blackout and your choice of either Sgt Pepper or Tide is High for the Dragon side and your choice of Dancing Queen, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, or Good Vibrations for the Phoenix side.
This is indeed one of those rare cases where I’ve found a variegated yarn that works perfectly with double knitting and lends a truly fiery look to the project. I promise you, this yarn looks absolutely amazing knit up.
Suggested Yarn Colors~
Please see Welcome Letter for suggested colorways for this project.
Official MKAL Thread
Hop over to the official MKAL thread to chat about the pattern!
All projects finished by March 31st, 2016, and posted in the prize thread will receive an HD Wallpaper of the artwork featured in this MKAL. In addition, all participants who finish will be entered into a raffle to win a full size print of the artwork for this MKAL. Additional prizes may be added depending upon the number of MKAL participants.
This is an intermediate level project, previous experience with double-knitting/chart reading is recommended. More resources on double knitting can be found in this thread.
Please avoid posting spoilers in the form of progress photos as the first photo on your project page :3