Cloud Dragon Scarf Mystery KAL by Tania Richter

Cloud Dragon Scarf Mystery KAL

This pattern is available from for $6.00.

Who doesn’t love a snuggly double-knit dragon wrapped around their neck, protecting their wearer from the cold? Great for that post-holiday stash of yarn, the Cloud Dragon Scarf MKAL will officially start January 1st to help ring-in the new year!

The MKAL is laid out in a semi-quest format, so there will be a bit of a story involved that will be told as the clues are released!

Contents of the MKAL

With this MKAL, we’ll be creating a scarf of draconic proportions.

When you purchase the pattern you will receive an introductory file download of the schedule, yardage/recommended yarns, and the first ten rows of the pattern in order give everyone a taste of the pattern and to assist those who want to calculate how much yarn they would need from a different weight than fingering or to calculate their own gauge.

Dates of Note~

22 Dec 2013 - Clue 0 - You find some ruins… - MKAL live with introductory file - Cast on Instructions and Rows 1-11
1 Jan 2014 - Clue 1 - A dragon appears! - Rows 1-80
8 Jan 2014 - Clue 2 - The dragon rises from its slumber - Rows 81-160
15 Jan 2014 - Clue 3 - Some clouds appear around you - Rows 161-240
22 Jan 2014 - Clue 4 - The dragon dashes into the sky - Rows 241-320
29 Jan 2014 - Clue 5 - The dragon circles before returning to earth - Rows 321-400
5 Feb 2014 - Clue 6 - The dragon’s tail comes into view - Rows 401-480

Suggested yarn and yardage

You will need 550-600 yards of main color (MC) and 550-600 yards of contrasting color (CC) in a fingering weight yarn. I used Malabrigo Finito, but any fingering yarn should work. This scarf would look lovely with a color-shifting yarn! 3.25 mm needles are working great for this weight of project, you could use a smaller needle if desired. Anything larger and you may run short on yarn.

Yarn yardage is given for fingering weight, however, you can make this scarf in whatever weight yarn you desire. Please keep in mind that the larger the yarn the larger the final product will be, I have a test knit in worsted weight that is nearly 13 inches across and would work well as a table runner! Worsted weight yarns will require more yarn. I would recommend knitting the test swatch to calculate how much yarn you will require for different types of yarn.

Gauge is not very important in double knitting, however, ensure that you keep a consistent tension throughout the project.

Approximate Finished Measurements

Knit using fingering yarn - 9.5” x 80”

Official MKAL Thread

Final Information

This is an intermediate level project, previous experience with double-knitting/chart reading is recommended.

At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. After February 5th, 2014 the pattern will be released with a full price USD 6.

As this is a MKAL, please avoid posting spoilers in the form of progress photos as the first photo on your project page :3

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern (or spoil the story for would-be participants ;) ).