All About Yarn

2014 RCYC Tote Bag
January 13, 2014, 2:52 pm
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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).

Tote bag pre-sales end January 17th! Order yours now!

Have a (Yarn) Ball with us!
January 13, 2014, 2:48 pm
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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.


Tickets are on sale now!

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
PlaceWindows Skyroom at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center
Price$18.00 per person


Discounted hotel reservations for RCYCrawlers!
January 13, 2014, 2:45 pm
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For the second year, the Red Lion Portland Convention Center is the Rose City Yarn Crawl’s official hotel sponsor. This fantastic hotel right in the heart of Portland is offering discounted rooms of only $85/night (plus taxes) for RCYC crawlers. Call the Red Lion Hotel at 503-235-2100 or 800-343-1822 before February 3 and mention the Rose City Yarn Crawl for $85/night rooms during the 2014 RCYC.

PLUS, each Wednesday night room reservation at the Red Lion Convention Center comes with 2 free tickets to the Yarn Ball. That’s a $36 value for free, on top of the room discount!

Find out more details or call the Red Lion Hotelnow at 503-235-2100 or 800-343-1822 OR book online at and enter the coupon code: ROSE0226.

2014 RCYC Mystery Knit/Crochet-Alongs!!!
January 13, 2014, 2:38 pm
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RCYC Mystery Knitting

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 have teamed up with two fabulous local designers,  Michele Bernstein the knitter and Laurinda Reddig the crocheter, and we could not be happier with what they have 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.

RCYC Mystery Crochet

The Knitty (or Crochet-y) Gritty:

  • Presales of the patterns have already begun, to give you plenty of time for swatching, and picking your color choices!
  • Both -alongs will begin in January 2014.
  • Below you will find links to the yarns All About Yarn is recommending for each, which you can purchase either in-store, or online.
  • We will be taking a group picture at the Wednesday night reception before the crawl (more info to follow), so make sure to get your tickets to the Yarn Ball as well!
  • Oh, and did we mention PRIZES?!?!?! Yeah, we will have those, too.
  • Not in Portland? No worries – you are welcome to Knit-along with us! (You are also very welcome to come to Portland for the 2014 RCYC, which is Feb. 27 – March 2, 2014) Special discounted rooms for 2014 Crawlers at the downtown Red Lion Inn.

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.

All About Yarn is using the following yarns to make these wonderful mystery patterns come to life:

For the knit pattern we are recommending Panda from Wolf Creek Wools, a fantastically soft sock yarn, composed of a merino/bamboo/nylon blend. It comes in a stunning color palette and has a lovely drape–perfect for shawls or a luxurious pair of socks!


For the crochet-along we are recommending La Jolla from Baah!, a beautifully hand painted finger-weight yarn with a color palette that focuses on sophisticated color combinations inspired by nature. Each skein has ample yardage for a scarf, a pair of soft cozy socks or a small lacy shawl. You will LOVE working with and wearing this beautiful yarn!