2016 Mystery Along Patterns


The 2016 Mystery Alongs are now available for download on Ravelry. The knit pattern is a team effort by designers Michelle Kroll & Larissa Brown. The crochet pattern comes to you courtesy the one and only Kat Strieby.


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These patterns are available for download on Ravelry (separate checkout).

2016_mkalVelo 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.

Two skeins of fingering weight yarn in complementary, contrasting colors
Main Color – 100g/400+ yards
Contrasting Color – 50g/200+ yards
US #6 (4mm) 32”/81 cm or longer circular needle, or size to obtain correct gauge
2 stitch markers
2 stitch holders or scrap yarn to accommodate at least 67 stitches each
Blocking wires are recommended but not critical

2016_mcal_01_medium2Rimsky-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.

Two skeins of fingering weight yarn in complementary, contrasting colors. Minimum 400 yards each.
US size G hook (4.25 or 4.0mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Four repeats across = 4.75” and 8 rows = 2.75” in the first stitch pattern (rows 1-18).