Shopcast 176: Sweaters Old & New Plus Caaing Sheep with Rachel on Fair Isle

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne and Maggie show us some of their sweaters from KALs past! Hear some of their favorite projects and some that turned out differently than expected. They also show us some new yarns and special edition totes coming to the shop soon, and invite everyone to join in the upcoming Sweater KAL! We have an update from Caitlin on her finished Tunis wool yarn and her sweater KAL plans, and a visit with Rachel on Fair Isle where they were "caaing" or gathering up the roaming Shetland sheep. Finally Kim takes us through an outdoor yoga practice to cap off another packed episode!

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & FOs 

11:05 WIPs

18:29 Sweater Inspiration Pt 1

30:16 Caitlin Finishes Her Fleece Yarn & Talks Sweaters

43:47 Sweater Inspiration Pt 2

52:07 Postcard from Rachel on Fair Isle

1:05:26 What’s In the Shop

1:24:30 Yoga for Knitters


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Neither Corinne nor Maggie are wearing any wool!


Maggie’s FO

Vanilla Fluff Sweater in 4120 (Finull) & 174 (Plum)



Corinne’s FO

Her own pattern shorty sock in Daughter of a Shepherd Drover 



Maggie’s WIPs

Quill Tee by Tif Neilan in Blacker Lyonesse


ChiaoGoo Needles


Corinne’s WIP

Tea & Scandal socks by This Handmade Life in Exmoor Sock Yarn



Sweater KAL plans

Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir 

Yarn Set 



Keris by Marie Wallin



Sign up for the Sweater KAL starting August 19th!



Maggie’s Previous Sweaters

Owl Sweater by Kate Davies

Belmont Cardigan by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith Heritage

Felix Sweater by Amy Christoffers

Treelight by Jennifer Steingass in Lettlopi



Corinne’s Previous Sweaters

Rosamund by Marie Wallin in Rowan Felted Tweed

From Bloomsbury  


Cambridge Sweater by Kim Barnette in Ullcentrum Worsted Weight



Porty Pullover by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply



Caitlin’s Finished Tunis Yarn & Sweater KAL plans

Caitlin is wearing a handspun wool sweater based on Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits


She shows her finished handspun Tunis fleece yarn.


Sweater KAL plans: Manou Sweater by Isabell Kraemer


Retrosaris Brusca in 14C

Junction Fiber Mill Making Tracks in color Pebbles


Rachel of Fair Isle 

Talking about the sheep call and shearing

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What’s in the Shop

Blacker Blue-Faced Leicester  


Mousam Falls sock yarn added colors  


Vams Sweater Kits by Skeindeer Knits

Stonewood Pullover  

Tjukk Haus 


Harris Tweed Tote Early Access  


Laine Preorders-

Salt & Timber by Lindsey Fowler  

Laine 15  


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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