Shopcast 172: It's My Sweater and I'll Swatch If I Want To!

By Caitlin Johnson

On this episode, Corinne and Maggie give us another glimpse at all the contents of this year's Sock Bag. Maggie has several pairs of socks going, and Corinne has her finished green Victory Cardigan to show us! We're also introducing you to a new-to-us yarn, Navia from the Faroe Islands! Emma talks about the socks she has knit from last year's Sock Bag, and Kelsey shows the swatches she's made for Vanilla Sweaters with other yarns. Finally, Kim is back from Turning Ground Yoga with another relaxing session for us.

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & FOs

10:10 WIPs and ideas

29:44 Emma on Socks

47:31 Sock Bag Reveal

59:57 Kelsey on Swatching

1:14:03 What ELSE is in the shop?

1:29:53 A NEW Yarn

1:37:37 Yoga for Knitters

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Corinne's FO

Corinne is wearing her green Victory Cardigan in Rauma Vams


Maggie’s FOs

Christmas socks in West Yorkshire Spinners Vintage Tinsel 

Handspun 2-ply Shetland wool


Maggie’s WIPs

2 Color Tapestry Cowl in Jamieson & Smith, now using the ChiaoGoo shorty needles





Irene Socks by Tracie Millar in CoopKnits Sock Yeah! 


One More Step socks by EarthTones Girl (Denise DeSantis) in Exmoor Sock Yarn colorway Bibble Bug




Corinne’s WIPs

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




Speaking of seams- Wardie Cardigan by Ysolda Teague 


Maggie’s FO

Socks in Rauma Vandre  


Emma's Segment: Socks

Wearing Festive Doodle by Caitlin Hunter 


West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Lagoon for the Twizzler Sock byTangled Bekah




Earthtones Girl’s YouTube for sock and shadow wrap heel tutorials 

KirbyWirby Afterthought Heel tutorial  


CoopKnits Sock Yeah! for her own design- Emma 


Exmoor Sock Yarn for Petty Harbor Socks by Rayna Curtis




Garthenor Snowdownia for Hello Sailor Sock set by Summer Lee




Find Emma-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93


TWT 2022 Sock Bag!

2022 Sock Bags! Shop Here

Emma’s Sock Blog Post 


Kelsey's Segment: Swatching other yarn options for the Vanilla Sweater

Rauma Finullgarn 

Tukuwool Fingering  

Jaggerspun Heathers 

Blacker Lyonesse  

Rauma Strikkegarn  

Retrosaria Brusca  

Rauma Vams 

More In the Shop

Seaside Knitters Society with Yarnadelic Set  

Yarn: The Journal of Scottish Yarns Vol. 1  

Uist Wool  

Sian Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty  


NEW- Navia yarn coming June 21st

Winterwoods sweater by @thepetiteknitter 


Yoga with Kim

Find Turning Ground Yoga Studio





Disclaimer: It is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the yoga movements and exercises in this video. Like all exercise programs, please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting and with any questions you may have before beginning any new yoga program.

By performing any yoga practices, you are performing them at your own risk and The Woolly Thistle will not be responsible for any injuries sustained while following the instructions given in any knitting yoga segments.


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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