Shopcast 175: Planning our Sweater KAL | Guest Visit from Graidi | Lambs on Fair Isle

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne and Maggie share some of their Sock Sprint WIPS. They're joined by TWT team member Graidi to talk about swatches and a new favorite yarn in the shop - Jagger Spun Gotland Heather. There are a few new sweater kits in the shop in anticipation of our Sweater KAL which starts on August 19th. And Rachel has an update on her lambs for us from Fair Isle! 

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & FOs 

10:18 WIPs

16:12 Special Guest- Graidi!

32:20 What’s In the Shop

41:21 Sweater Kits & Books

54:59 Postcard from Rachel

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 Neither Corinne nor Maggie are wearing any wool!


Maggie’s FO

One More Step socks by EarthTones Girl in Exmoor Sock Yarn colorway Bibble Bug




Corinne’s FO

Cedar Wood Baby Romper by Sandra Magalhães in Rowan Felted Tweed 


 Maggie’s WIPs

Irene Socks by Tracie Millar in Jagger Spun Mousam Falls 

Bandon Socks by Jacqui Pirotta in Snowdownia 


Corinne’s WIP

Vanilla sock in Daughter of a Shepherd Drover

Yarn available in the shop!  


Graidi from The Woolly Thistle

IG- @graidimade


Navia Tradition swatches in US 8 & 6

Navia Brushed Tradition swatches in US 6


Misty Morning Cardigan by Zanete Knits


FO - Sutton Shawlette

Knit in WYS Signature 4 ply in blackcurrant bomb

Krista's FO - Loon Hat


Yarn Swatches-

Navia Tradition color 905 

Navia Brushed Tradition 1102

Rauma Strikkegarn 120

Ullcentrum 2-ply sport 4132

Vovo 05

Brusca 10A

Jagger Spun Gotland Storm Cloud (and True Blue in hat)


Vanilla Sweater in Dehesa de Barrera

The Magic Hat by P is for Parsnip in Ullcentrum 2-ply sport color 4132



In the Shop

Jagger Spun Gotland Heather  

Birlinn Yarn 

Blacker Lyonesse 4-ply   


Sign up for the Sweater KAL starting August 19th! 


Maggie plans to knit Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir 

Yarn Set 



Corinne is most likely knitting Keris by Marie Wallin

Kit here


Sweater Kits and Yarn Sets are in one collection!   

Shown today:

Solveig Cardigan yarn set by Kristin Drysdale

Mattie Pullover yarn set by Kristin Drysdale

Delilah Sweater kit by Marie Wallin for The Grey Sheep

Home (Hjemmet) Sweater kit from Rauma Finullgarn

Lunenburg Pullover yarn set by Amy Christoffers


Nordic Knitting Primer 

Handknits from Rauma, Norway 


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 


  • Do you have six to eight ply yarn.

  • Now that I have found the Wool and Thistle, I can’t wait to catch up on the shop casts :) I received my first order look forward to starting my KAL sweater. thank you
    happy knitting!!

  • Thank you for another wonderful Shopcast – I always look forward to them. Rachel’s video of her new lambs was a treasure and I admit to rewatching it a few times! I’m wondering if you have considered offering her yarn for sale in your shop?

    Denise Hocking

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