Shopcast 164: Interview with Uradale Yarns and Colorwork with Emma

By Maggie Nichols


On this episode Ronnie of Uradale Yarns on Shetland shares his thoughtful approach to farming native Shetland cattle and sheep.  His love of the land and common sense approach to working with nature is refreshing, and his lilting Shetland accent is a joy to listen to.  Also in this episode we have a visit from Emma Barnaby of Tiny Desk Knits podcast.  Emma is a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for colorwork knitting so it's always a treat to have her on the Shopcast.  Enjoy!

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Maggie is wearing her Treelight Sweater by Jennifer Steingass 

Kits available when possible  

Corinne is wearing Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang 



Maggie’s project bag from Crafts-O-Matic 

2-Color Tapestry Cowl in Jamieson & Smith

Love Note by Tin Can Knits with a hand-spun Romney 

Image © Tin Can Knits

Corinne is knitting a small motif hat in Rauma Finullgarn from Traditional Nordic Knits 


There’s a course coming for the Vanilla Sweater!!

Another new-design sweater in Studio Donegal Irish Heather 

There will be more yoga in the future! For now, find Kim at or  


Colorwork Accessory KAL is in progress, through March 18th.  You can still join in Facebook or Ravelry! Today, the 25th, is the LAST DAY to join! 

Balvonie Bonnet Pattern is included with sign-up.  Kits are available! 


Emma’s Segment

Wearing her Vanilla Sweater in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper weight color FC21.

Selbu Patterns 

Uist Wool DK 

More New In The Shop:

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary 


Uradale Yarn in 2-ply & DK coming March 4th! 


New Lanark Mill


Uradale Samples are:

Da Crofter’s Kep Free Pattern 


Da Mirknen Mitts from Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol 1 

Enjoy the Conversation with Ronnie of Uradale!

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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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