Blast From the Past - Our Favorite Vintage RCYC Patterns



So many wonderful For Yarn's Sake designs from Crawls of past years.

Why not bring them back!

Here are a few of our favorites, all kitted up for your enjoyment.




Simple Beginnings

Our very first For Yarn's Sake pattern EVER!  Simple Beginnings is just that - a simple toe up sock design with a classic cable spiraling up the side, knit in a perfectly pale pink.  We've re-imagined the design in  our FYS exclusive Madelinetosh colorway - Gaggle of Girls, named after the designer's cherished gaggle of granddaughters.

Each Simple Beginnings sock kit includes:

  • 1 skein of Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon, 420 yards / 100 grams), in the colorway Gaggle of Girls
  • Simple Beginnings sock pattern.


Purchase the Simple Beginnings Kit HERE




The Way to a Man's Heart

2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, inspired by our community, Beaverton



“In 1912, the ladies of the Beaverton Grange cooked up a plan to help pass the Oregon vote for Woman’s Suffrage. All the men were summoned to the Grange Hall to vote on the issue, some traveling a long way by horse and buggy. The ladies had a sumptuous potluck dinner waiting, and while the men enjoyed the meal, the women pleasantly suggested that the men vote in favor of the female gender. One German man shouted “I vote for the Vimen!” and the others followed suit." City of Beaverton Official Website


The Way To A Man’s Heart is a deliciously red, uber-soft pair of socks, sure to win over whomever’s heart you knit them for. An enchanting heart motif framed between two delicate cables adorns the sock’s back leg, while broken ribbing envelopes the front. The surefire key to anyone’s heart.  We've reknit this fabulous cuff down sock design in The Fibre Co.'s phenomenal new eco-friendly sock yarn, Amble.

Each kit includes:

  • 1 skein of The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 355 yards / 100 grams), in the colorway Red Scree
  • The Way to a Man's Heart Sock pattern.


Purchase The Way To A Man's Heart Kit HERE




Cairdeas Shawl

2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl



Cairdeas is the gaelic word for friendship or ‘the condition of being friends.’ Designed with her knitting friends in mind, Debbi Stone's (The Stitches of My Life Designs) Cairdeas design is a lovely triangular shawl, knit from the top down and finished with a knit-on edging. It’s the perfect accessory for you or for one of your very best friends!

Originally designed for the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, and benefiting The Bloom Project - an Oregon non-profit who's goal was to provide fresh flowers to those in end-of-life care.

Each Cairdeas kit includes:

  • 2 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% American SW Merino wool, 200 yards / 100 grams), in our exclusive FYS colorway Goddess
  • 1 skein of Kelbourne Woolens Perennial (60% SW Merino wool, 25% Suri alpaca, 15% nylon
    497 yards / 100 grams), in Natural
  • Pattern not included; sold separately on Ravelry


Purchase the Cairdeas Shawl Kit HERE




Strollin' Portland Socks

2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl, inspired by our favorite Portland Pastimes


When the sun comes out, so do Portlanders, walking their dogs, pushing a stroller, or enjoying the Northwest beauty with their best friend or partner. Do it in style with a colorful, flashy pair of socks. Strollin’ Portland features 6 neon colors against a variegated black and white speckled background. One sock is knit from the toe up, while the other works from the cuff down. And both are finished with an afterthought heel. Wacky!

Each Strollin' Portland Socks kit includes:

  • 1 skein of Knitted Wit Sock (80% SW Merino wool, 20% Nylon, 420 yards / 4 ounces), in color Rock Candy Black
  • 6 Knitted Wit Gems (80% SW Merino wool, 20% Nylon, 46 yards / 10 ounces), in six bright colors
  • Strollin' Portland Socks pattern


Purchase the Strollin' Portland Sock Kit HERE




McKenzie Hat

2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl, inspired by the rivers of the Pacific NW



Thundering spray from massive falls along a waterfall trail loop. Sun-soaked old growth giants and majestic snow-capped mountain peaks. Crystal clear rapids contrasted by gentle river stretches, ideal for wading in with your fly-fishing pole. All hallmarks of the magnificent McKenzie River - one of Oregon’s true gems. And the inspiration behind our McKenzie Hat, originally created for the 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl.


Available in 6 different color combinations, each kit includes:

  • 1 skein of Spincycle Dyed In the Wool (100% SW Bluefaced Leicester, 50 grams / 200 yards)
  • 1 skein of Spincycle Wilder (100% Merino, 50 grams / 200 yds)
  • McKenzie Hat pattern


Purchase the McKenzie Hat Kit HERE




Cathedral Park Scarf

2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl, inspired by Oregon's Bridges



The Cathedral Park Scarf design was inspired by the beautiful St. John's Bridge, its glorious spires rising above a morning fog bank.  The scarf is knit with Woolfolk's uber soft Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool Tynd, and a splash of contrasting marl-colored Sno for the occasional stripes.

Each kit includes:

  • 3 skeins of Tynd (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool, 223 yards / 50 grams), color #27
  • a mini skein of Sno (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool)
  • Cathedral Park Scarf pattern


Purchase the Cathedral Park Scarf Kit HERE




Gratefully Oregon Cowl / Flowers & Stars Cowl
(PDX Gratitude Cowl Kit)

2021 Rose City Yarn Crawl, inspired by our gratitude for for where we live - Oregon!


Gratefully Oregon Cowl


Flowers & Stars Cowl


In the face of the many life challenges faced by all during the pandemic, we’re ever so grateful to call Oregon (and in particular, the Portland Metro area) home. Our gratitude for living in the very best of the fifty United States was the inspiration behind our two shop patterns, the Gratefully Oregon Cowl (knit) and the Flowers and Stars Cowl (crochet).

Each PDX Gratitude Cowl Kit includes:

  • 1 skein of Knitted Wit DK (100% US sourced SW Merino, 280 yards / 115 grams) in the colorway PDX Carpet
  • 2 skeins of Kelbourne Woolens' Scout (100% 2-ply wool, 274 yards / 100 grams) in Natural or Gray Heather
  • Gratefully Oregon or Flowers & Stars pattern


Purchase the PDX Gratitude Cowl Kit HERE

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