Mystery Alongs

The 2021 Mystery Knit and Crochet Alongs are now underway! Our theme this year is “Gratitude” and we are so thankful you are here, supporting the 2021 Rose City Yarn Crawl.

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 shops participating in this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl. Clue #1 should have arrived in your Ravelry library the afternoon of Wednesday, January 20, 2021. A new clue will follow each Wednesday afternoon thereafter – five clues in total.

Mystery Along Schedule
Clue 1 – January 20, 2021
Clue 2 – January 27, 2021
Clue 3 – February 3, 2021
Clue 4 – February 10, 2021
Clue 5 – February 17, 2021

After the last clues are released on February 17, you’ll have two weeks to finish up in plenty of time to wear your finished project while you crawl! Around the mid-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.

2021 Mystery Knit Along Designer

Theressa Silver

We are excited to announce our Designer for the 2021 Mystery Knit Along!

Theressa Silver is a freelance designer and teacher. She is also the author of several books including “Knitting Wild” and “Crescents.” She has designed for magazines including Jane Austen Knits and Enchanted Knits and has an array of self-published patterns available on Ravelry under the name ArgentGal Designs. Theressa is a biologist by training and the influence of math and science can be seen in many of her designs. When she is not knitting she likes to be outside kayaking or hiking where she draws inspiration from the wondrous and sometimes wacky natural world around her. She lives in Milwaukie, OR with her husband, two cats, and a dog, all of whom occasionally participate one way or another in the designing process. You can follow Theressa on Instagram and Ravelry as argentgal.

2021 Mystery Crochet Along Designer

Kathryn Hendrix

Kathryn Hendrix first learned to knit at a young age, under the direction of her very skilled grandmother. Crochet came soon after, and spinning some time after that – but she’s pretty sure she’ll stop just short of raising sheep and alpacas. Her crafting career so far has yeilded a truly outrageous hat collection, and a healthy belief in the various fiber-related curses.

Most days, you can find her at work slingin’ yarn at one of Portland’s fabulous LYS’s. In her spare time, Kathryn loves to light candles, stay hydrated, watch horror films, and go on treasure hunting at her favorite thrift spots.

2020 Mystery Along Patterns

The 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl theme was Birds of the Pacific Northwest and these two patterns lead the flock.

2017 MCAL

Sandpiper’s Wing

by Laurinda Reddig

Inspired by one of Oregon’s least understood shorebirds, the Sandpiper, crochet designer Laurinda Reddig designed an elegant shawl in a beautiful unique winged shape.

Plot Twist

by Marie Greene (Olive Knits)

Inspired by the beautiful birds of the Pacific Northwest, renowned knitwear designer Marie Greene (Olive Knits) designed an extraordinary triangle shaped shawl.

2019 Mystery Along Patterns

The 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl theme was “A Walk In the Park” and these patterns were just the ticket to start us off on the right foot.

2017 MCAL

Sunset On the Butte

by Jenn Wolfe Kaiser

Inspired by a panoramic view of a sky full of vibrant color, local crochet designer Jenn Wolfe Kaiser (Life Adorned) brings us a beautiful, shallow triangle shaped shawl.


by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Inspired by the great National Parks and Forests of the West, iconic knitwear designer Rosemary Hill (Romi) shared a spectacular triangle shaped shawl.

2018 Mystery Along Patterns

The 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl theme was Waterways and these two patterns kicked it off swimingly.

2017 MCAL

Ramona Falls

by Cory Ellen Boberg

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.

Lost Lake

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

The 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl theme was Portland Pastimes, celebrating all the exciting things to see and do in our wonderful city.

2017 MCAL

Vicki’s Hike Shawl

by Julie Blagojevich

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

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 2016

Velo Cowl

2016 Mystery Along
Knit Pattern

Mystery Along Crochet 2016


2016 Mystery Along
Crochet 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


2014 Mystery Along
Knit Pattern


2014 Mystery Along
Crochet Pattern