Epoch by Tania Richter
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Epoch

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
App. 8" x 80"
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Pattern is on sale for $6 using coupon code EPOCH through 11:59 pm CST on April 1st, after which it will return to it’s regular price.

Introduction -
Back in the summer of 2013 I decided to play around with a personal project, a dragon scarf done in double knitting. I showed a couple of people the concepts for it, and many were interested in also knitting my design. The Cloud Dragon Scarf was born, and from there it’s been a crazy few years. Epoch is the 100th pattern from Epic Knits, and it features a new dragon pattern (with clouds, as is tradition ;) ). This MKAL will be released over 10 weeks with clues being released every other week.

Special notes -
Before we get into the details - This pattern can be knit in either double knitting or stranded colorwork in the round (or flat, if you prefer), instructions for both are included in the pattern.

Dates of Note -
23 March 2018 - Pattern live with introduction
1 April 2018 - Clue 1
15 April 2019 - Clue 2
29 April 2018- Clue 3
13 May 2018 - Clue 4
27 May 2018 - Clue 5

Equipment -
For either Double Knit or Colorwork in the Round -

  • 800 yards of Main Color and 800 yards of Contrasting Color (1600 yards total)
  • Stitch markers
  • 16” US 2 - 2.75 mm needles - or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Colors -
Some good color combos to try out include -
• Red and Black
• Blue and Gold
• Gold and Black
• Silver and Blue
• Green and Gold
• Black and White
• White and Pine
Remember that you can always test if your colors have enough contrast by taking a photo of the colors side by side and using a filter to turn it into a black and white photo.

Swatching -
Gauge is not vital to this project, so swatching is not necessary. If, however, you want to do a test swatch there are two sets of swatching patterns I have up for free – Four Elements Baby Dragons 1 and 2. Total yardage does not account for swatching.

MKAL Thread -

Chatter away here!

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 my Ravelry store. Additional prizes may be added based on number of participants

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