Mystery Alongs

Each year we prepare for the Rose City Yarn Crawl with two mystery alongs – one knit and one crochet. Pre-sales start and pre-clue information is released in early December. The mysteries begin in January and wrap up in time for you to wear your finished garment on the Crawl! Join our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay in touch as we plot next year’s mysteries…

2019 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 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl! Our theme 2019 theme was “A Walk In the Park” and the Mystery 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