Shopcast 168: Love Note Love | Emma & Caitlin | Interview with Marie Wallin

By Caitlin Johnson


WATCH for a preview of Marie Wallin's newest collection Cumbria.  (Time Stamp below!)

On this episode, spring is finally coming! Today is the Cast-on Day for the Hap Knit-Along - we hope you'll join us. Maggie has a finished Love Note sweater to show, and there are lots of new books to check out in the shop. Emma shares some great ideas for hap patterns, and Caitlin shows her finished colorwork cowl and talks about keeping track of her J&S 2-ply jumper weight stash. Finally, we have a special interview with Marie Wallin about her new book Cumbria which releases on May 1.

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1, FOs & WIPS

24:03 Emma on great options for haps

45:53 What’s in the Shop

1:05:38 Caitlin’s finished cowl & Hap plans

1:21:39 Marie Wallin Interview

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

6 week Hap-Along/KAL starts TODAY April 22nd.  Knit with us in our Facebook or Ravelry group!

Corinne is wearing the Highland Thistle Shawl knit by Carolyn Holbrook (@WoollyNeedle) in Tuku fingering weight 

Shawl Kits here

Shawl Pattern here 

Highland Thistle Sweater Pattern here  

Maggie is wearing her 2nd Love Note by Tin Can Knits in Jaggerspun Moss & Rauma Plum 9 

WIP from Tina: Fern & Feather Sweater by Jennifer Steingass in Irish Heather & Lettlopi 


Our Wild Farming Life

Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 

Moorit Magazine Issue 2 

Contrasts: Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P  

Shetland Wool Adventure Journals ALL ISSUES are available 

Faire Magazine Issue 5  

Jamieson & Smith Cones 

Jamieson & Smith Grab Bags (a baker’s dozen!) 

Retrosaria restocked, including new colors.




Caitlin’s Segment 

Caitlin's wearing:

Catchfly by Wencke Pertermann, found in PomPom Quarterly issue 17, summer 2016.

Or on Ravelry:


Emma’s Segment:

Wearing HER Love Note Sweater


Hap Suggestions:

Ieri Hap by Mara Licole   

Balvraid Hap by Rita Taylor in Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage 

Emma’s KAL Hap- Woodcut by Karie Westermann 


Cowl using a chart from Selbu Patterns book in Rauma Finullgarn 401 and several colors of J&S 2-ply jumper weight

Next project:

Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston in J&S Shetland Supreme & 2-ply jumper weight

Marie Wallin Interview!

Cumbria preview- 11 new designs

6 new colors shown in the ball

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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