2017 Mystery Alongs

The 2017 Mystery Knit and Crochet Alongs with celebrated designers Casapinka and Julie Blagojevich have ended – but the mystery and the patterns are still available on Ravelry!

You’ll receive all of the Mystery Along clues that have been published at time of purchase, along with general information about the project and recommended yarns. Clues were released weekly up 2 weeks before the 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl begins.

Meet the 2017 Mystery Along Designers!

Julie Blagojevich MAL Designer

2017 Mystery Crochet Along Designer

2017 Mystery Crochet Along Designer

And we are pleased to announce Julie Blagojevich as the Mystery Crochet Along Designer for 2017. Julie is a lifelong crocheter, just as her Grandmother was before her. Her Gran taught Julie to crochet one summer when she was eight years old.  Since that time, she has made everything from table runners and afghans to tops and sweaters. These days she spends her time designing accessories. Architectural elements and beaches inspire her when she designs. Julie loves to mix crochet stitches in unexpected ways and to create wraps and scarves in various shapes. Laceweight and fingering-weight yarns in all fibers and blends are her favorite yarns to work with. Julie also likes to design small handbags and necklaces from time to time.

Nashville, Tennessee is Julie’s home these days, and you’ll likely find her teaching crochet at her LYS, Haus of Yarn. She loves the strong community of knitters and crocheters that work and shop at Haus. And it’s always fun for her to watch the enthusiasm of new crocheters who complete their first projects.

You can find Julie’s designs on Ravelry.

2017 MKAL Designers

2017 Mystery Knit Along Designer

2017 Mystery Knit Along Designer

We are excited to announce Casapinka as the Mystery Knit Along Designer for 2017. Casapinka (aka: Bronwyn) is a design crazed woman who loves all projects that involve painting things pink or wallpapering items not meant to be wallpapered. She adores knitting and designing, particularly the way color works together and how small knitting details make a big impact. Bronwyn has published more than 50 patterns on Ravelry including the popular shawl designs “Loop”, “Koi Poind” and “One & Done”.

Bronwyn is currently taking time off from her job as an ER doctor since they wouldn’t let her use her knitted stethoscope. But she continues to contemplate her return.


You can find her on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook as Casapinka

Try a 2016 Mystery Along Pattern

2016 Mystery Crochet Along

Rimsky-Korsakoffee-Cake Shawl by Kat Strieby

This lacy, two-color triangular shawl was originally released as a Mystery Crochet Along for the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl. Designer Kat Strieby was inspired by the burgeoning foodie scene of Portland, Oregon. The shawl pays homage to a quirky spot for a sweet treat in our special city.

The pattern includes both written directions and extensive charts. Stitches include double and triple crochet cluster stitches and fans.


2016 MKAL

2016 Mystery Knit Along

Velo Cowl by Michelle Kroll & Larissa Brown

Originally released as a Mystery Knit Along for the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl, the Velo Cowl is inspired by a bike ride though the beautiful, rain-swept city of Portland, Oregon. Designed by Larissa Brown and Michelle Kroll, this versatile accessory can be worn as a stylish cowl or as a pretty shoulder cozy.

Velo takes shape in a surprisingly unconventional way that’s super fun to knit. Starting with a garter tab and increasing to a traditional triangle, the knitting splits down two colorful paths which eventually reunite in a mitered join. The pattern includes charted and written instructions.

Past Mystery Along Patterns

Mystery Along Crochet 2014

Rose Trellis Shawlette

2014 Mystery Along | Crochet Pattern

Mystery Along Knit 2014

Rose Trellis Shawlette

2014 Mystery Along | Knit Pattern

Mystery Along Knit 2015

Washington Park Shawl

2015 Mystery Along | Knit Pattern

Mystery Along Crochet 2015

Rose Trellis Shawlette

2015 Mystery Along | Crochet Pattern