Shopcast #167 Hap Chat / Postcard from Fair Isle / Yoga with Kim

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, we have another visit with Rachel and her sheep of Barkland Croft on Fair Isle. She shares some updates about the farm with us, answers some of your questions, and even gives us a rare glimpse of a sunny calm day in Shetland! Kim from Turning Ground Yoga also has another lovely yoga practice for us this week. Get up and join us in tending to our knitting hands and bodies!

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00:00 Intro, Giveaway #1, & Hap KAL

11:20 FOs & WIPs

31:25 Colorwork KAL winners 

35:08 What’s in the Shop

50:25 Fair Isle Postcard with Rachel

01:12:59 Turning Ground Yoga

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

Corinne is wearing her Star Cardi by Donna Kay, knitting in Jamieson & Smith 

Yarn Sets available 

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Maggie is wearing her Devonia Sweater 


Maggie’s March Gnome

Corinne’s Sunwick Cowl by Donna Smith in Uradale 





Tapestry Cowl in Jamieson & Smith 81 and FC51. 


Vanilla Fluff in size B 

Love Note by Tin Can Knits in Jaggerspun Moss & Rauma Plum 9



Victory Cardigan in 403 

Harris Tweed Project Bags, limited colors

What’s in the Shop?

Jamieson & Smith Laceweight 

J & S Laceweight Supreme 

Houlland Hap by Donna Smith yarn set 

Garthenor Preseli 

Grey Sheep Co 


Laine Magazine 14 

Contrasts: Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P 

Marie Wallin yarn arrived and is in stock in most colors. 

Rachel’s Postcard

Spring is Coming & More Answers to Your Questions in her segment! 

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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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