2019 Mystery Alongs
The 2019 Mystery Knit and Crochet Alongs are now underway! Our theme this year is “A Walk In the Park” and the Mystery patterns are just the ticket to start us off on the right foot.
With your pattern purchase on Ravelry you’ll receive a pre-clue description of materials needed and schedule of clues, as well as a yarn suggestion list from the ten shops participating in this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl. Clue #1 should have arrived in your Ravelry library on Monday morning, January 21, 2019. A new clue will follow each week thereafter – five clues in total.
Mystery Along Schedule
Clue 1 – January 21, 2019
Clue 2 – January 28, 2019
Clue 3 – February 4, 2019
Clue 4 – February 11, 2019
Clue 5 – February 18, 2019
After the last clues are released on February 18, you’ll have two weeks to finish up in plenty of time to wear your finished project while you crawl! Around the beginning of March, each design will be released in its entirety as a regular, non-mystery pattern. See our Ravelry Help page for tips on using Ravelry’s free service.
2019 Mystery Knit Along Designer
Romi Hill lives on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern Nevada, where the high desert nights are cool and the air is clear and crisp. A lifelong crafter and knitter, she is inspired by the natural surroundings in her corner of the world, and her designs have an organic flow. She specializes in lace of all weights, and her patterns are known for their knitterly details.
Romi’s lace book from Interweave Press: “New Lace Knitting” was published in September 2015 and features timeless patterns for garments and accessories. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, and knit by thousands of knitters. Check out her eBook collections and subscriptions on Ravelry where you can see her full pattern collection, and follow her on Instagram at RomiDesigns.
2019 Mystery Crochet Along Designer
Jenn Wolfe Kaiser
Jenn Wolfe Kaiser can often be found with a hook in her hand. She likes variety in her crochet projects, and at any given time she has at least five works in progress ranging from housewares to accessories to toys. Her ideal day includes plenty of coffee, good music, and a comfortable place to crochet – indoors or out. Jenn gets her design inspiration from various sources: the asymmetry and unpredictability of the natural world, the structure and geometry of the manmade world, the imagination and whimsy of the fantasy world.
In addition to crocheting and designing, she enjoys other fiber arts such as spinning, macramé, and cross stitch. She also teaches crochet workshops at various skill levels. Jenn grew up in Portland. She lives there today with her husband, their young daughter, and a few furry friends. They love to go on adventures together and are proud to call the Pacific Northwest their home.
2018 Mystery Along Patterns
Last year’s patterns are no longer mysterious – now you can see just how lovely they are before buying the regularly-formatted patterns. Browse through finished projects on Ravelry and you might just recognize photos of friends from the 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl! The 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl theme was Waterways and these two patterns kicked it off perfectly.
The long, asymmetrical triangle shape of this two-color shawl reminds Cory Ellen of the curve of a river – just the thing for the Waterways theme of the 2018 Crawl. The design features waterfall-inspired lace and slip-stitch colorwork for striking but easy-to-knit details for the adventurous beginner.
by Noriko Ho
The Lost Lake shawl reminds designer Noriko Ho of her days living in Portland during optometry school, when she was drawn to the riverfront for a moment of calm between study sessions. The shawl is constructed in a traditional triangular shape with two different colors of fingering weight yarn. It lends itself well to one speckled skein and other coordinating solid.
2017 Mystery Along Patterns
Vicki’s Hike Shawl
Join designer Julie Blagojevich and the shops of the Rose City Yarn Crawl for a shawl designed 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!
Klickitat Street Cowl
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.