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The Naked Sheep Knit Shop
2142 North Killingsworth | Portland, OR 97217 | 503.283.2004

About the naked sheep knit shop


Thanks for your interest and patronage of The Naked Sheep Knit Shop!

Opening a yarn store was a dream of mine for over two decades. After teaching and working in several yarn stores, and planning for years; we opened our doors in July of 2005. We are committed to creating a fun, friendly place where everyone can come to learn, meet friends, and of course... knit. We love sharing this special craft with beginners and welcome you to come in and learn what makes knitting so gratifying and special.

The Naked Sheep is... your place to knit!

Hope to see you soon,
Cheri Clark
Queen of Everything


The Knit Wits at your service!


We have spanned the globe to bring you the friendliest fiber fanatics and knowledgeable knitting know-it-alls in the world! (or at least the NorthWest) Stop in and meet the friendly team at the Naked Sheep. We'll be more than happy to help you find exactly what you're looking for, answer questions, and get you started clicking sticks.

Cheri Queen of Everything

Cheri Clark is a native Oregonian who loves the cool weather and rain of the Northwest. Her favorite seasons are fall and winter; perfect sweater weather! Cheri is a self-taught knitter that has been cranking out hats, sweaters and purses since 1984! To say that knitting is Cheri's passion is an understatement. She knits all the time, everywhere. Cheri says, "If I can't knit there, it's probably somewhere I don't want to be!"

Brad VP of Everything

Bradley Jay Clark is an artist, author, speaker and storyteller. He designed and created The Naked Sheep logo, the original Portland Yarn Crawl logo, and is the VP of Marketing, Promotions and Public Relations at the shop. He recently wrote, illustrated and published his first book:
There's Only One You!
He's been drawing and painting all his life. Several of his paintings are on display at the shop.

Emily Lover of Starting Projects

Emily Hagedorn has lived in Portland since she was 3, almost a native Oregonian. She graduated from Benson High School, and married her high school sweetheart. She started knitting when her son was just a baby. She is a lover of starting projects; not always a fan of finishing, but she is working on it!! She likes to crochet as well as knit, and she’s partial to double crochet posts.

Kristin Teacher

Kristin Kelly is an enthusiastic knitter from Portland, Oregon. Before becoming a knitting trainer, Kristin was a trainer for an international software company. She has a strong love of learning, teaching, and, of course, knitting. She enjoys knitting endless goodies for her husband and two children (and neighbors and friends and relatives and acquaintances...).

Natalie Instructor

Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny is an instructional designer by day and fiber-addicted needle artist by night. Her interests include Amigurumi toys, past and present Pop Culture and small dogs. You can read more about her adventures and misadventures with fiber on her blog:
I am addicted

Nikki Web Guru

Nikki Richardson is the keeper of The Naked Sheep’s website. In stark contrast to Emily, Nikki is a lover of finishing projects and usually only has 2 or 3 things in the works at any given time. She is the self-proclaimed Tightest Knitter in the Pacific Northwest, being able to cram an unprecedented amount of stitches in any given inch.


Riley Shop Dog, Top Dog, Sheep Dog



He was a full size Doberman-Rottweiler mix, but fell into the washer and was felted to the size of a Chihuahua. Riley is the official greeter, snuggler and crumb catcher at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. He has over two dozen sweaters. He was born June 23, 2003; and holds a SALE at the shop each year on his Birthday. He can "stay" and "pray"; and hates wheels of all kinds. Come into the shop and say, "Hi". But be warned, he can be ornery; and only close friends can get away with touching his head or face. Grrrrrrrr