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2014 Guide to Rose City Yarn Crawl: The Patterns!

 Photo by Me taken at Pearl Fiber Arts  in Portland Oregon 
Photo by Me taken at Pearl Fiber Arts  in Portland Oregon 

Hi! 

Can you believe that it is time for the Rose City Yarn Crawl again. Time Flies when you are having fun I guess. This year I thought I would give you what I think are the highlights of this years yarn crawl. 

 Waiting for the bus during the 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl. 
Waiting for the bus during the 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl. 

I bet some of you are asking what on earth is a yarn crawl. Well it’s a lot like a pub crawl, with a little less beer and a lot more yarn!  The Rose City Yarn Crawl, brings 18 of Portland’s independent yarn stores together for 4 days of trunk shows, classes, parties and knit nights. Every year I am completely blown away by the number of awesome yarn stores we have here in PDX.  

The Patterns

Every year the RCYC offers free with purchase patterns from all the participating shops. This year the patterns are based off the neighborhoods that each yarn store lives in. Being a suck for anything and everything portland themed i see myself knitting a few of these this year. Here are the top 5 that I can’t live without. 

Cowlberta by Sally Palin 

 Photo by: Rose City Yarn Crawl 
Photo by: Rose City Yarn Crawl 

Not only does this cowl scream wear me this spring! It is the offering from my neighborhood yarn shop, Close Knits. Sally has designed such a simple and gorgeous cowl that I can’t wait to make one or two. Plus it gives me an excuse to knit with Spud and Chloe Outer! I love their color palette I just have never found a project for it. 

Margaret Sullivan’s Shawlette – Shannon Squire

 photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 
photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 

Twisted yarn shop’s Shannon Squire makes some of the most beautiful shawlette patterns out there. This little beauty is no exception. Shawlettes are something that I always wish I had come summer nights in June but never seem to finish knitting. This one however I already have a skein of yarn ready to go!  2014 the year i finish a shawlette or two! 

St. Padraig of The Fields Shawlette – Britney Bailey 

 Photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 
Photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 

Dublin Bay Knitting Co, had my favorite in store event at last year’s yarn crawl. They had Scones and Tea and Downton Abbey playing. Seriously what more could a girl ask for during a rainy day of shop hopping! There Pattern for this year is inspired by one of my favorite parks in town Fields Park!  I have already marked a skein of Bumblebirch that I picked up at last year’s yarn crawl for this shawl. I am debating casting it on for my bus knitting during the crawl. 

 

Gresham Hood – By Cinthia Lash 

 Photo By Rose City Yarn crawl 
Photo By Rose City Yarn crawl 

Gresham’s Little Lamb And Ewe is one of the few yarn stores in portland’s metro area that I have not had the pleasure of visiting yet. I am hoping to make this happen during the yarn crawl. 

Hosford Abernethy- by Arwen Golden 

 Photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 
Photo by Rose City Yarn Crawl 

Ever since my leap into sock knitting last summer, I have been wanting to try a lace and cabled sock. Yarn Garden’s toe up creation is perfect. It can be hard to find a good lacy toe up sock but this one is a home run! 

 

So those are the patterns from this year’s group that are Must Knits for me. Join me tomorrow when I will give you my suggestions for the best events and Trunkshows of this year’s yarn crawl. See you then! 

 

3 thoughts on “2014 Guide to Rose City Yarn Crawl: The Patterns!

  1. The idea of having patterns based on the neighborhood is so awesome, talk about really embracing and celebrating local! Everything you featured here is super sweet

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