Yarn Quest 2018 - The Steam Age Begins by Tania Richter

Yarn Quest 2018 - The Steam Age Begins

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

This is a part of the Yarn Quest 2018 - The Steam Age eBook. Ebook contains all 3 patterns that will be released for this year’s Yarn Quest adventures.

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of Epic Knits, we’ve traveled to a new era in Yarnia - The Steam Age! Much like Yarn Quest 2017 - Heroes of Yarnia RPG MKAL this campaign will play out over 8 weeks, and we’ll be knitting a very special mix and match scarf. What charts you knit will be determined through random numbers rolled either by dice or through a random number generator. Never played in an RPG before? No problem! There will be plenty of instructions to walk you through your adventure. We’ll also be hosting a forum thread in the Epic Knits group to chat about our adventures.

Special notes
Before we get into the nitty gritty- 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. No prior experience in tabletop RPGs is required.

What is a Knitting RPG (KRPG)?
A Knitting Role Playing Game!
The way this works is that I shall act as the Dungeon Master (Game Master) for a custom game of Yarn Quest - Heroes of Yarnia. The welcome letter comes with a couple of extra documents for determining your stats and the stats of your Feline companion. Starting January 1st I will release instructions for determining what charts to knit on your scarf. These charts will be randomized by each person using a set of character stats. There are several dozen charts, so everyone’s scarf will be unique!

Character Sheets
Included in the welcome letter you will find a set of character sheets and instructions for how to set up your character. Illustrated instructions for how to roll your character can be found here.

Dates of Note
22 December 2017 - Pattern live with introduction, character sheet, and instructions for filling out character sheet.
1 January 2018 - Clue 1
8 January 2018 - Clue 2
15 January 2018- Clue 3
22 January 2018 - Clue 4
29 January 2018 - Clue 5
5 February 2018 - Clue 6
12 February 2018 - Clue 7
19 February 2018 - Clue 8
16 March 2018 - Deadline for Prize Drawing for completed scarves

For either Double Knit or Colorwork in the Round -
800 yards of Main Color and 800 yards of Contrasting Color (1600 yards total), Dragonfly Fibers Djinni is recommended
Stitch markers
16” US 2 - 2.75 mm needles - or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

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.

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 along with multiple prize packs. Prize Packs will be revealed in the official MKAL thread throughout the MKAL. 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