Mystery Knit- and Crochet-Along
Attention all knitters, crocheters, Portland, Oregon yarn shop fans, folks coming to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, and anyone who likes a good mystery-along!
We are excited to announce that, as a part of the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, there will be both a Mystery Knit-along AND a Mystery Crochet-along. We’ve teamed up with two fabulous local designers, Michele Bernstein the knitter and Laurinda Reddig the crocheter, and we couldn’t be happier with what they’ve come up with for us. Two very different and very Portland designs.
The patterns are being sold through Ravelry, but even if you're not a member, you can purchase them and get updates. If you're not a member, you may want to consider joining – it's a fantastic resource for all crafty folk.
The Knitty (or Crochet-y) Gritty:
- Presales of patterns will begin on December 1st, giving you plenty of time for swatching, color choices, and requesting yarn for the holidays.
- Both -alongs will begin in January 2014.
- Each 2014 RCYC participating shop will have their own recommended yarn(s), so make sure you hit your favorite Rose City LYS.
- Many shops will be hosting K/CAL nights, so, again, make sure you connect with YOUR LYS!
- We’ll be taking a group picture at the Wednesday night reception (more info to follow), so make sure to get your tickets!
- Oh, and did we mention PRIZES?!?!?! Yeah, we’ll have those, too.
So, get your needles and hooks polished, clear your calendar, and get ready to join in a Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery this January! Final clues will be released with enough time to bind off, block and wear to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl.
Have a (Yarn) Ball with us
Ready to unravel Portland? Get a headstart at tickets to our first ever pre-crawl Yarn Ball! Join us high above the city in the Windows Skyroom at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center for an evening celebrating yarn in the Rose City. Meet local shop owners and designers (including the designers of our mystery shawls), preview the 2014 free pattern designs and Grand Prize baskets, pick up your 2014 tote bag (sold separately), knit & crochet with fellow crawlers and show-off your finest handiwork. We'll have a festive dessert buffet and beverages, a no-host bar, door prizes, games, and lots of yarny goodness. Tickets are limited, so get your tickets early.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Windows Skyroom at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center
Price: $18.00 per person
Carry all the yarn!
We’re offering 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl collectible totes once again. These are even better than last year’s – the canvas is thicker, they are a bit smaller (15” X 16”), and they have our new logo. Each shop will have a very limited number on hand during the yarn crawl, but if you order now, you ensure you will be one of the lucky crafters to have one, PLUS you’ll pay less.
Bags are available for $15 now, ($18 during the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl).
We’re getting a new look!
Introducing our new logo artwork created by talented local gal Ami Davis. In addition to her skills as a designer and concept creator, Ami just happens to be a knitter, a previous yarn crawl attendee, and a strong LYS supporter. We think Ami’s design communicates the spirit of our event in a clever and unexpected way, using the tail of a ball of yarn to create the Portland skyline.
We received so many great submissions for our contest; it really was tough to select just one design. Thank you again to everyone who answered our call for help. And congratulations to Ami – she’ll receive a $100 gift certificate to the Rose City LYS of her choice.