Shopcast #163: Woollen and Worsted yarns | Fair Isle Postcard | Knitting Yoga

By Maggie Nichols


In this episode we have a spirited conversation about Woollen and Worsted spun yarns and then are treated to a Postcard from Rachel of Fair Isle where she answers your questions!  Also to help us take care of ourselves we have a lovely Knitting Yoga segment which we hope to make a regular thing if you enjoy it, so let us know in the comments here or on Youtube!  Enjoy!

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Maggie is wearing her Plotulopi Sweater based on the Tulip pattern by Melody Hoffman 

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook 

Corinne is wearing her Silver Forest by Jennifer Steingass in Jamieson & Smith Supreme 

Foula Snood by Donna Smith in Jamieson and Smith 2-ply

Maggie started a hat from The Twisted Knit Sourcebook in Oyster & Purls 

Corinne finished a Fluffy Vanilla Sweater for her daughter, knitted with Rauma Finullgarn with a strand of Rauma Plum. 

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

Free Sign Up is required this year!

Join us for a LIVE cast-on party at 1pm EST February 18th in the Facebook Group!

Balvonie Bonnet pattern is included as a free download when you sign up for the KAL!

KAL project ideas:

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

Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon 

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith

Two-Color Tapestry Cowl  

Original 7-Color Tapestry Cowl 

See Rachel’s Other Postcards!  

Rachel Answers Your Questions in her segment! 
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New in the Shop: 

Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool 

Nordic Knitting Primer  

Norwegian Woven Ribbon, several styles 

Norwegian Hook & Eye Closures in sets of 2 & new pewter buttons in sets of 3  

Norwegian Pewter Buttons 

ChiaoGoo additional cables 

Knitted Cable Sourcebook  

Visible Mending Book

Icelandic Mittens Book 

Shetland Wool Week Annual 2021 

Highlighter Tape  

Thank you for the shout out Grocery Girls!  

Kim from Turning Ground Yoga Studio

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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 

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