2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl shop patterns are live on Ravelry! This year we are recommending Blue Moon Fiber STR-L and Blue Moon Fiber Super Sparkle. Find all the specs for both of our patterns below. These patterns are Twisted Yarn Shop’s contribution to the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 5-8, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of the 2020 Pattern Collection: Birds of the Pacific Northwest.
Knit: Which Came First? by Cheri Clark
Chickens and eggs abound in Portland’s backyards, in an assortment of sizes and colors. For this pattern, the answer to an age-old riddle is clear: first comes the egg, followed by a pitter-pat of chicken feet, and finally wire for the coop… with a feathering of colors in between. There is a second question, too: Which came first: the cowl or the wrap? Luckily, there’s no need to choose, with instructions for both styles, as well as 1 or 3 color versions!
Yarn For Cowl: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, optionally split equally between 3 colors.
3-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Super Sparkle, colorways Help Us Rhonda, Twisted’s 10th Anniversary Specktacular, and Aquarius.
1-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Mother Clucker
Yarn For Wrap: 1200 yards of fingering weight yarn, optionally split equally between 3 colors.
3-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorways Deep Unrelenting Gray, Free Range Chickens, and Smoke on the Water.
Needles For Cowl: US 4 / 3.5 mm (or size necessary to achieve gauge) 16” / 40 cm or 20” / 50 cm circular.
Needles For Wrap: US 4 / 3.5 mm (or size necessary to achieve gauge) 40” / 100 cm, 47” / 120 cm, or 60” / 150 cm circular
Gauge For Cowl: 5.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch worked in the round, after blocking.
Gauge For Wrap: 5.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch worked flat, after blocking.
Finished Measurements For Cowl: 25” / 63.5 cm circumference; 14” / 35.5 cm long after blocking.
Finsished Measurements For Wrap: 15” / 40 cm wide; 75” / 190 cm long after blocking.
Crochet: Calliope's Wings by Malaika Gabriel
This airy triangular crocheted shawl features lush texture and delicate scalloped edging. It is inspired by the Calliope Hummingbird, in turn, named for the wisest Greek muse. Notable as the smallest birds in North America, their glossy green and iridescent magenta feathers encourage bold color choices when crocheting your own wings. The Audubon Society predicts that climate change will largely push Calliopes out of their summer nesting habitat in Oregon’s high mountain meadows by 2080.
Yarn:800 yards fingering weight yarn, optionally split between two colors (400 yards each).
Two-color version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Super Sparkle, colorways Cranberry Bogged (A) and Twisted’s 10th Anniversary Speck-tacular (B).
One-color version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Party on a Skein.
Hook: US E/3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: Blocked gauge for mesh fabric is approximately 17 sts and 7.5 rows = 4”/10 cm.
Blocked gauge for solid fabric is approximately 17 sts and 18 rows = 4”/10 cm.
~This shawl is stretchy enough to make specifying gauge a challenge. Exactly matching the stated gauge is not crucial for form or function, but will affect the finished size and yarn usage.
Finished Measurements:62”/158 cm wide and 26”/66 cm deep at the tallest point after blocking
58”/147 cm wide and 35”/89 cm deep at the tallest point before blocking
~Garment is very stretchy, so blocking will drastically affect the final size
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