Shopcast 166: Hansel Hap with Gudrun Johnston | KAL News | Caitlin & Emma

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne talks with Gudrun Johnston about her recently re-released Hansel Hap pattern. Corinne and Maggie share some details about the next KAL - a hap KAL! Caitlin shares some baby knits and talks about weaving in ends in colorwork. And we hear from Emma about resourceful knitting and knitting to bring you joy. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us. If you are enjoying this Shopcast, please subscribe & share it with a friend! Join our email list so you’re always in the loop with our weekly Shopletter:  

If you were one of the TWO giveaway winners in this episode, please send us an email to with “WINNER” in the subject line.

Connect with Us



Knitting Buddies is being activated again.  Fill out the form here to find your group:



Maggie is wearing the Vanilla Fluff Sweater, 2nd size

Corinne is ALSO wearing the Vanilla Fluff, 4th size


Vanilla Sweater and Vanilla Fluff Products here.


And the Two Color Tapestry Cowl (Rauma Finullgarn black & 4078) 


Maggie’s Projects:

WIP: Vanilla Fluff in size B

Scrappy Blanket basic pattern by Lucy of Attic24 


FO: Vandre Socks (Rauma) 


FO: Hat from the Twisted Stitch Sourcebook in Oysters & Purls 


Corinne’s Projects: 

FO: Colorwork hat in Rauma Finullgarn, motif from Traditional Nordic Knits


WIP: Sunwick Cowl in Uradale  

WIP: A small motif hat in Rauma Finullgarn from Traditional Nordic Knits 


6 week Hap-Along/KAL starting April 22nd.  Knit with us and learn history from amazing designers!  


Kits we’re working on-

Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston


Daughter of a Shepherd with Knitted Shawls book


Gudrun Johnston Segment about the Hansel Hap Update and history of haps


Thoughts on Maggie’s next Love Note (by Tin Can Knits):


Biches & Bûches Le Petit Mohair & Silk 




Her Plan- Jaggerspun & Rauma Plum 


Harris Tweed Project Bags, limited colors 


Check out Studio Tolsta 


Caitlin's segment:

Wearing Vanilla Sweater in Rauma Finullgarn 4136 and 4121

Selbu Patterns book  

Tiny Desk Knitting with Emma episode 

J&S 2-ply jumper weight in colors 23 yellow, FC62mix, 141, 34, 5, 122mix, 1281mix 

Rauma Finullgarn in color 401


Weavin' Stephen method 

Wool & Pine Designs Sorel Sweater and Sea Glass Sweater 

Knitpicks braiding method 


Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits

Wing and a Prayer Farm yarn

Little Gansey Sweater by Marie Greene in Knit a Little book 

Mossy Baby Pants by Sandra Magalhães 

Beyond Puerperium by Kelly van Niekerk 

Little Hipster Cardigan by Kate Gondwana 


ChiaoGoo 4 inch &5 inch needles compared 


The Grey Sheep coming Tuesday!


Highland Bookshop Mystery Series & Yarn Sets 


Marie Wallin Gift Boxes coming March 30th


Laine 14 goes on preorder March 31st


Emma’s segment

Wearing the Rosehip Sweater in John Arbon Yarnadelic Les Fleurs (colorwork) & Juniper Moon Patagonia

Yarnadelic yarn

Strands of Joy by Anna Johanna 

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 

    Leave a comment

    Please note, comments must be approved before they are published