Shopcast 179: Blacker Birthday Yarn and More Woolly Goodies to Start Your Fall Knitting

By Caitlin Johnson

On this episode, Corinne and Maggie have lots to share from the shop! Our Sweater KAL continues and Maggie's made it to the best part of her Riddari sweater - the yoke! Kelsey shows us her beautiful WIP and some Rambler swatching. Emma's back to talk about her newly released - and TWT exclusive - sock pattern. Lots of new things are coming to the shop, so watch to the end to see some sneak peeks of more Harris Tweed pouches, Blacker's Birthday Yarn, and Donegal blankets! PLUS we're borrowing some gorgeous samples from Junction Fiber Mill. A bumper episode!

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & WIPs

15:34 Blacker Birthday Yarn

21:22 Kelsey’s Shawl & Rambler Swatch

36:39 Rambler!

41:07 Emma’s Sock Pattern

54:50 What’s In The Shop

01:07:27 Junction Fiber Mill Samples

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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.

Thank you for the love you have already given Rambler 

Neither Corinne nor Maggie are wearing wool!


Maggie is knitting the Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir in 1700, 9418, 001 & 9427

Yarn Set 


Corinne is knitting the Keris by Marie Wallin

Kit (sold out)


Cumbria book

Other News

Come see us at Rhinebeck in October.  We are attending, not vending.  Come say Hi!

Blacker’s Birthday Yarn- Folklore 

Kelsey’s Segment

Aeria Shawl by Linnea Ornstein in Ullcentrum



Rambler sample swatch 


Emma’s Sock Pattern

Find her at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Emma Woodhouse Sock Pattern 

Vanilla Sweater (steeked) in Studio Donegal fingering weight

Studio Donegal aran weight would work for a Victory Cardigan

Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook 

Nordic Knits with Birger Berge 

What’s In The Shop

12 Days of Christmas Box pre-order 

Laine 15 

Moorit Issue 3  

Faire Issue 6  

Knitted Shawls 

Nordic Knitting Primer  

Nordic Knitting Kits 

The Shetland Wool Week Annual 2022 (Vol 8)

West Yorkshire Spinners Holiday Yarn  

Junction Fiber Mill Samples!

Making Tracks 

Farm Fresh 

Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry  

Walk In the Woods Shawl by Lisa Hannes  

Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass  

Coming Soon!

Donegal 100% Wool blankets are coming!  

Studio Tolsta Harris Tweed Project Bags  

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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