Shopcast 162: Colorwork KAL is Coming & A Chat with Scandiwork

Kristin Drysdale of Scandiwork joins the Shopcast this episode to talk about her brand new book The Nordic Knitting Primer where she makes colorwork accessible to new knitters and experienced knitters alike.  You'll love this chat with a great knitting teacher and friend!  We also announce plans for our Colorwork Accessory Kal which runs from 2/18-3/18/22.

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00:00 Intro & Giveaway #1

2:52 FOs and WIPs

17:54 Inspiration for the Colorwork Accessory KAL

30:40 More FOs!

36:02 Emma about Uradale Yarn

58:01 What’s In The Shop

1:05:55 Interview with Kristin Drysdale


Connect with us

Selbu Mittens 


Maggie is wearing her Defiant Cardigan from Scandanavian Sweaters!

In the queue are Bladjakke in Rauma 

And Riddari in Lettlopi 


 Corinne is wearing the Fluffy Vanilla Sweater. Rauma Finullgarn with a strand of Rauma Plum. 

2 Balvonie Bonnets in Jamieson & Smith and Biches & Bûches

It will be available as a free download when you sign up for the Accessory KAL!

Annual Colorwork Accessory KAL is February 18th-March 18th!  Hosted in both Facebook & Ravelry.

Free Sign Up is required this year! 


YT Card tc: 00:18:41:13 KAL INFORMATION! 


KAL project ideas:

Granskott Mittens in Lettlopi from Maja’s Swedish Mittens Book

Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith in Lettlopi 

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith

Buness Tam from MJ Mucklestone’s book Weekend in Fair Isle

For inspiration… Code of Mittens Latvian Mittens


Tapestry Cowl in 2 or 7 colors 

Songbird Mittens by Erica Heusser yarn sets are coming!  Pattern at 

Rauma Mittens Kit with Pattern Book 

Ecclefechan Mitts Yarn Set  

Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon 


More FOs: 

Maggie’s Big Gnome by imagined landscapes 

Plotulopi Sweater based on the Tulip pattern by Melody Hoffman 


Emma’s Segment

YT Card TC:00:36:05:23- Emma’s Channel!

Emma’s Tiny Desk Knitting Channel- 

Yokey Dokey Pullover by Gudrun Johnston in Jaggerspun and Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage 


Uradale yarn from Shetland coming soon! 

Da Crofter’s Kep Free Pattern 

Da Mirknen Mitts from Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol 1 

In The Shop-

Knitting Barber measuring tape

Thinking of Spring Stitch Markers 

Cord Sets from the Knitting Barber 

Faire Magazine Issue 4 

Previous issues 

Making Magazine 

Crochet Crush  

IN-STOCK Lettlopi


Kristin Drysdale Interview

Nordic Knitting Primer 

Her website:  

Ebba Hat kits: 


We’d love to see any of your FO’s from our yarn or patterns as well!  Use #thewoollythistle to have your FO included in a future shopcast!


Thank you for watching!  If you go out, take your knitting!


Corinne's gold bangles from

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus 

1 comment

  • Deborah Gesing

    In 2017 I visited Shetland. In Lerwick I shopped at Loose Ends where I received a free pattern of Gudrun Johnston’s BOOSTA BEANIE. I purchased four skeins of Urudale yarn in the colors of Laebrakk, Glansin and Flukkra. Two weeks prior to the February 4 podcast, I found the pattern and yarn in my stash for the Woolly Thistle Colorwork KAL. I couldn’t have been more surprised when you featured this pattern and yarn.
    Thank you Corinne and Maggie.

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