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Park&Knit Weekend Event (April 15th) with Park Williams at Ritual Dyes


Park Williams is a Chicago-based knitwear designer, theatre artist, and cozy life enthusiast.  She began knitting at the age of 8 in a small yarn shop in Idaho and has since spent a good portion of her adult life teaching others to knit. Interested in sparking curiosity and play, Park’s goal as a designer is to create patterns which offer knitters both the freedom and the framework to make something entirely their own. 

Her work can be found on Instagram (@parknknit), Ravelry (parknknitofficial) or

Join us for a full weekend of fun with Park Williams of Park&Knit as she is visiting us from Chicago! We will be hosting a free meet & greet on Friday, April 14th from 4-6 pm. Classes are scheduled back to back with a dinner break in between. Join us for one or all (discount given for the bundled option)!

 All classes are held in our SE Portland shop.

Class Descriptions:


InfiKNIT Possibilities!

2 hours

Skill Level: Ambitious Beginners and up

Prerequisite Skills: knitting and purling

Materials: Size US 10s, 10.5s, OR 11s in circular needles (16"-24") or straight needles (any length), scrap yarn will be provided, but feel free to bring any extra yarn you would like to experiment with 


In this workshop we will spend time playing with color, fiber, and gauge to reawaken our creativity and unlock the infinite possibilities knitting offers!

We will begin by working with a single strand of lace weight yarn, then slowly adding in different weights of yarn to eventually arrive at a bulky weight fabric. Along the way, we will experiment with different textures, marling, striping and density to give ourselves the freedom and the framework to make something entirely our own. You will leave the class looking at your stash and scrap yarn with fresh eyes, feeling okay about buying that special skein you can’t stop thinking about, but weren’t sure what you could make with it, and feeling more emboldened to let your creativity lead! We will discuss project ideas and exactly how to incorporate this method of play into future projects.


Zap Cap: an intro to colorwork

2 hours

Skill Level: Ambitious Beginners and up

Prerequisite Skill: knitting in the round

Materials: Size US 4s in 16" circular needles (or size needed to get gauge), two skeins (135 yards each) of fingering weight yarn in two different colors, a stitch marker


In this class we will cast on my Zap Cap pattern as an introduction to stranded colorwork. Learn tips and tricks for how to knit colorwork, including swatching, reading charts, tension/floats, yarn dominance & options for how to hold your yarn, and more! We will discover together that colorwork looks a lot more complicated and intimidating than it actually is!  



Zap Cap photo by Jessie Mae Martinson ( @jessssiemae ) 

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