Shopcast 170: Spring Taster Box Reveal Plus Lambing in Fair Isle with Rachel

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, join Corinne and Maggie was they show us the entire contents of the Spring Taster Box from The Woolly Thistle! We also have two new yarns to show you from Wooldreamers - Dehesa de Barrera and Manchelopis. Kelsey shows us her swatching with these new yarns as well as her hap-ish project and socks on the needles. Then Emma talks with us about summer top knitting and Vanilla Sweater options. Finally, we visit Rachel on Fair Isle as the 2022 lambing season is underway!

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00:00 Intro

1:30 Giveaway #1/NH Sheep & Wool recap

13:35 WIPs

23:20 Kelsey with a hap-ish project, socks, & a new yarn!

41:58 What’s in the Shop

57:33 Taster Box Reveal

1:09:30 Emma with Vanilla sweater modifications & summer knitting

1:31:57 Rachel from Fair Isle with Lambing 2022!

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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.

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool finds

Junction Fiber Mill  

Savage Heart Farms  

Fantastic Farm  

Argyll’s Secret Coast by Kate Davies  

Maggie’s WIP

Half Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston in Black Welsh Mountain (main) and Woolly Mammoth + Blacker Cove-blue (colors)


Corinne’s WIPs

Full Hansel Hap in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper weight (from the cone)



Victory Cardigan in Rauma Vams   

Kelsey- Projects & a New Yarn!

Oaken Blanket by Tin Can Knits  

Heartichoke socks in 52 Weeks of Socks knit in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply in Cardamom color




New Wool Coming- WoolDreamers in 



Maria Wallin’s Cumbria book and kits  


Taster Boxes are almost here.  Sign up to know when these will be available!     

Vanilla Sweater Kits 

Indigo Shadows Cowl by Mary O’Shea in Jagger Spun 



Emma- Vanilla Sweater Modifications & Summer Knitting

Alden by Jennifer Steingass  

In a basic undyed sock yarn and Yarn Hero ColorMix Sock

Her Vanilla Sweater in Retrosaria Pegulhal color 02



Traditions Revisited- Modern Estonian Knits by Aleks Byrd 

A Fair Isle Nurse by Mona McAlpine 

With Fair Isle Cap OR Tirval’s Toorie kit 

Shetland Wool Adventure Journals ALL ISSUES are available, and #4 is coming!


Rachel of Barkland Croft on Fair Isle with lambing.

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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 

1 Comment

  • Want to sign up for spring taster box.Gail Anderson 7110 Dunn Road , Pigeon ,Michigan 48755 USA


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