Yarnia - The Grand Quest Blanket MKAL by Tania Richter

Yarnia - The Grand Quest Blanket MKAL

February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4000 yards (3658 m)
Sizeable - original 50" x 50"
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This pattern is available for $12.00 USD buy it now
  • For the first five clues (April 28th) pattern is on sale for $9 with coupon code QuestStart
  • For clues 6-10 pattern (July 7th) is on sale for $10 with coupon code Questing
  • For clues 11-15 (Sept 15th) pattern is on sale for $11 with coupon code MoreQuesting
  • After clue 16 is released pattern will be back to full price at $12

Yarn Quest 2017 - The Grand Quest Blanket MKAL is included in the Yarnia - The Grand Quest Compilation eBook. For those of you just wanting the core scarf quests (Heroes, Campaign 2, Campaign 3) there will be an eBook released for just those with the release of the second Core Campaign MKAL.

This is not considered to be a part of the core storyline of the Yarn Quest MKAL’s and instead a separate story from the main quests. You will be rolling a completely new character for this campaign. Instructions and character sheet will be included.


This adventurous double knitting pattern is designed as a series double knit squares that are seamed together to create a fantastical blanket! This quest will play out in a 20 week campaign following your character’s adventures through the land of Yarnia. In addition to the document outlining the basics of the MKAL you fill find Character Sheets for both you and a Feline Companion, instructions for filling in your sheets, and the basic cast on instructions.

Pattern will use 4000 yards of worsted weight total. Blanket will be knit in 20 blocks of 100 yards of each color (200 yards total), so yarn colors can be mix and matched over time making this blanket a fantastic stashbuster. There will be additional instructions at the end of the MKAL to make the blanket larger if desired.
You will need additional yarn to seam blanket together at the end of the project.
Clues will be released once every 2 weeks and include both story and any new charts.

Materials –
4000 yards of yarn - reminder that each clue is 200 yards, 100 yards of each color
Additional yarn for sewing squares together
Character Sheets
20 safety pins and tags (for labeling which clue is which)
Printed labels for each clue
Tapestry needle
US 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge. Make sure your gauge is not larger than the stated gauge or you may run into issues with yarn amounts.

Yarnia - the Grand Quest Blanket timeline
Clues will be released every other Friday starting March 3rd and running through November 24th.

Feb 10 - Welcome letter release
Feb 24 - Prologue
Mar 3 - Clue 1
Mar 17 - Clue 2
Mar 31 - Clue 3
April 14 - Clue 4
April 28 - Clue 5
May 12 - Clue 6
End of First Arc
May 26 - Clue 7
June 9 - Clue 8
June 23 - Clue 9
July 7 - Clue 10
July 21 - Clue 11
Aug 4 - Clue 12
Aug 18 - Clue 13
End of Second Arc
Sept 1 - Clue 14
Sept 15 - Clue 15
Sept 29 - Clue 16
Oct 13 - Clue 17
Oct 27 - Clue 18
Nov 10 - Clue 19
Nov 24 - Clue 20
End of Second Arc

Special Equipment
If you don’t have a set already, I highly recommend getting a set of 7 D20 gaming dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20). They can be found at your local game store (Games by James, etc) or through Amazon - Make sure you pick a set like this one~ (with the 7 different dice, pick whatever colors you like best!).
If you don’t want to pick up a set of dice, sites like Random.org or random number generators will also work. There’s probably an app out there for dice rolls, because there’s usually apps for everything.

Final Info
This is an intermediate level project, previous experience with chart reading is recommended.

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

Additional instructions for extra squares will be included at the end fo the MKAL.