Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fun and Friendly Since 2005

Wow! I am so excited to be celebrating 10 years of being your Fun and Friendly Knit Shop! It's been amazing, and I'm so thankful for all the wonderful people I've had the honor to teach, assist with projects, and just hang out with. You make my job so fun and rewarding!

A BIG thanks to all the staff who have helped us become what we are today...Kristin, Carolyn, Andi, Margo, Judy and Emily. We've also had some amazing teachers...Kristin K, Bob S, Natalie L, Meghan G, LaVon M, Leann B, Anne B, Chrissy G, Kristina T, Kristin S, Holly L and Vickie V. I'm especially grateful to Kristin Kelly, my Head Purl Girl, and really looking forward to celebrating her 10 year anniversary with us this October!

And I definitely could not have made it without my best friend and business partner, Brad...our VP of Everything here at The Naked Sheep! Thanks for keeping all the light bulbs lit and bringing fun and laughter with you every time you walk through the door!

Okay, this is starting to sound like an awards ceremony speech, so I'll wrap it up! THANKS AGAIN, and please join us this weekend as we celebrate the past 10 years, as well as look forward to the coming 10 years of beingYour Place to Knit!

-Cheri and Brad

Monday, June 29, 2015


I'm so excited! Organizing all the goodies we've received for our BIG 10th Anniversary Sale and Celebration!  

I have Gift Certificates from: 
and The Old Gold!

As well as awesome donations from:
Bryson Distributing (Knitter's Pride), 
and Woolpets!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Save The Date!!! 10th Anniversary Sale and Celebration!

Save the Date!!!

Mark your calendars NOW for our BIG 10th Anniversary Sale and Celebration, 
July 2-5!

We'll kick off the festivities with a special Knit Nite Party on Thursday from 6-8pm. We'll have snacks, in store specials, 
and lots of giveaways! 

Sharon Spence of Stitch Jones will be with
us on both Friday and Saturday with her lovely hand painted yarn and fiber! And as a special treat, she's created our very own colorway to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Each skein will come with a free pattern I'm creating especially for this amazing weekend!

We'll have Happy Anniversary Cupcakes on Sunday, Special Prizes Packages we'll be giving away at the end of each day and so much more! Please come CELEBRATE with us! It wouldn't be the same without YOU!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Bike Rack Yarn Bomb!

I had fun using up some stashed Cascade Yarns, and creating these bike rack cozies for The Naked Sheep Knit Shop!

Wondering what to yarn bomb next? Share some of your favorites in the comments below, or share with me on Facebook at!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fear of Finishing...I could use your help!

Hi everyone, I could use your help!

I'm working on updating my Fear of Finishing Workshop; a class at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop where we cover basic finishing techniques that can be stressful or frustrating for new knitters, as well as some seasoned knitters.

Let me know what it is about finishing, if anything, that scares, frustrates or intimidates you. Or something you feel that you just don't know how to do very well.

Please feel free to leave a comment here, or contact me at

I want to make this workshop even more helpful for people. You can also let me know if you have a super slick technique in your finishing repertoire that you're excited to share!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Errata for the Rose Trellis Wrap

Hi knitters,

So sorry for the errata on this pattern. Somehow I missed this in the final proofing of the Rose Trellis Wrap.

There is a line of instruction missing from the pattern. After completing the row of bind-offs for the buttonholes, you need to work a row adding those stitches back before you knit the final three rows and bind-off the piece.

Here is the missing row:

Knit 2, cast on 5, *knit 6, cast on 5; repeat from the * to the last 3 stitches, knit 3.

Again, so sorry! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Stripey Tubular Cowl

I wanted to knit something up using these 3 colors of Huasco DK from Auracania Yarns (#104-A, 107-B and 108-C), and I decided to make this fun stripey, tubular cowl.  I also needed an easy, somewhat mindless project to work on during the holidays. This project fits the bill! It starts with a provisional cast on (a little thinking) and ends with kitchener (a good amount of thinking); but the middle was a sea of lovely knitting and simple color changes.

Here's what you'll need...3 skeins of Huasco DK in 3 different colors, 2 sets of size 6-16" circular needles, another size 6 needle (it can be a dpn, single point or circular; you'll use this for kitchener at the end), a size G crochet hook, waste yarn and a stitch marker.

Using waste yarn, the crochet hook and one of the 16" circulars, cast on 88 stitches using the crochet provisional cast on. Using color A, knit 2 rounds. Switch to color B and knit 2 rounds. Repeat the last 4 rounds 35 more times, maintaining color changes as established.

Using color A, knit 2 rounds. Switch to color C and knit 2 rounds. Repeat the last 4 rounds 35 more times, maintaining color changes as established.

Using color B, knit 2 rounds. Switch to color C and knit 2 rounds. Repeat the last 4 rounds 34 more times, maintaining color changes as established.

Using color B, knit 2 rounds. Switch to color C and knit 1 round.

Using the second 16" circular needle, remove the waste yarn, capturing those 88 stitches from row one of color A. (Weave in your ends before you do the next step!)

Graft the ends together using kitchener stitch and color C.

We have 12 gorgeous colorways of Huasco DK available now at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop.

And I found the perfect model to show off my finished cowl! Thanks Brad, our VP of Everything here at The Naked Sheep, for being such a great sport and a super model!