2018 Mystery Alongs

The 2018 Mystery Knit and Crochet Alongs with celebrated designers Noriko Ho and Cory Ellen will be available for pre-order in December!

Mystery Along clues will be published weekly up to 2 weeks before the 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl begins along with general information about the project and recommended yarns.

Meet the 2018 Mystery Along Designers!

Noriko Ho MAL Designer

2018 Mystery Crochet Along Designer

2018 Mystery Crochet Along Designer

And we are pleased to announce Noriko Ho as the Mystery Crochet Along Designer for 2018.

Noriko Ho has been knitting, crocheting and spinning for over ten years. She decided to try her hand at professionally designing about three years ago; her designs can be seen in collectins with Quince and Co, KnitPicks, and Berroco, and have been featured in Knitscene, Knit.Wear, and Stranded Magazine. While the majority of her fiber endeavors involve knitting, she does love to crochet, as well, and looks forward to expanding her crochet pattern repertoire. She went to school at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR where she found knitting helped her stay focused in class. From that point on, fiber arts became second nature in her life.

Her designs are inspired by the people and world around her. She loves to travel, and has lived all over the world including California, Oregon, China, Hapan, Georgia, Texas, and Washington (in that order). She’s currently living in Seattle with her boyfriend and adorable, trouble-making kitty, Izi. When she’s not designing, she works part time at her LYS, and part time as an optometrist. Find and connect with her via Ravelry (norichan), Instagram (@norichanknits), or by email (norichanknits@gmail.com).

2018 MKAL Designers

2018 Mystery Knit Along Designer

2018 Mystery Knit Along Designer

We are excited to announce Cory Ellen as the Mystery Knit Along Designer for 2018.

Cory Ellen is a yarn- and coffee-fueled knitwear designer, color enthusiast, and textile nerd. Inspired by science, fashion, and the natural world, she likes to create patterns that combine thoughtful techniques with bold design and clear, easy-to-follow instructions. A teacher by accident or profession for over ten years, Cory is passionate about helping knitters tap into their creativity through her patterns and workshops – by cheering their established skills, introducing them to new ones, and celebrating each knitter’s unique crafty spark!
She loves working with local and independent yarn companies, with past collaborations including Spincycle Yarns, Stranded Magazine, Blissful Knits, and her home LYS The Fiber Gallery.

Cory lives in Seattle with her partner Blake, a never-ending stack of library books, and a Very Helpful Corgi pup named Charlie.

You can find her on Ravelry as coryellen and on Instagram as indieknits

Try a 2017 Mystery Along Pattern

2017 MCAL

2017 Mystery Crochet Along

Vicki’s Hike Shawl by Julie Blagojevich

Join designer Julie Blagojevich and the shops of the Rose City Yarn Crawl for Vicki’s Hike! The idea with this shawl design was to imitate hiking. Long stretches of flat paths are followed by recurring “hills” in the design. Increases and decreases in each row will create a fabric of biased stitches. Let’s go for a walk!

2017 Mystery Knit Along

Klickitat Street Cowl by Casapinka

Klickitat Street is a fun cowl that uses two different colors of yarn and a number of different stitch patterns, but is still simple enough for the advanced beginner. It is designed for a variegated or bright yarn to work with a more subtle color, so don’t be afraid to use your favorite bright colors.

Past Mystery Along Patterns

Mystery Along Knit 2015

Washington Park Shawl

2015 Mystery Along | Knit Pattern

Mystery Along Crochet 2015

Rose Trellis Shawlette

2015 Mystery Along | Crochet Pattern

Mystery Along Crochet 2014

Velo Cowl

2016 Mystery Along | Knit Pattern

Mystery Along Knit 2014

Rimsky-Korsakoffee-Cake Shawl

2016 Mystery Along | Crochet Pattern