Shopcast 180: Ready for Cold Weather Knitting

By Caitlin Johnson


 On this episode, sweater weather has arrived for us in the northeastern US! Corinne and Maggie show some of their current projects, have a little troubleshooting session about how to fix Corinne's Keris vest, and have lots of goodies in the shop to show us. Caitlin's finished Sweater KAL project, hap, and another sweater lead to some talk about worsted/woolen and superwash/untreated yarns. Rachel on Fair Isle answers some more of your questions, and we end with a yoga session with Kim!

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Wool We’re Wearing

9:16 Special Guest & Winner #1

16:46 FOs & WIPs

33:37 Caitlin Talks Sweaters

48:27 More Projects & Rambler Inspiration

57:19 New & Coming In The Shop

01:10:39 Postcard from Shetland

01:24:19 Yarn & Books In The Shop

01:40:47 Yoga for Knitters

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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.

Maggie is wearing her Shifty sweater by Andrea Mowry, all handspun yarn 


Math help from The Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters by Ann Budd  


Corinne is wearing her Pepsi alpaca sweater; pattern is Freyja Sweater by Courtney Kelley


Welcome Tina!  She is wearing the Branches & Buds Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Rauma Strikkegarn 105 & Making Tracks Summer Shade


Maggie’s FO- Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir in Lettlopi 1700, 9418, 001 & 9427

Yarn Set 




Corinne’s Keris by Marie Wallin needs some fixing! 

Kit (sold out)


Cumbria book

Needlefelted otter from ScratchCraft etsy shop.

Maggie’s WIPs

Art Walk Cardi by Hannah Fettig

Tapestry Cowl

Tapestry Cowl Pattern


Manou Sweater by Isabell Kraemer

Brusca (color 14C)

Making Tracks (color Pebbles)

Hansel Half Hap by Gudrun Johnston


J&S 2-ply Jumper Weight

Raglan Cardigan from Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book in stash yarn

What's in the Shop

Rambler samples!   

Emma Woodhouse sock, designed for Rambler.  

Reflected Lines socks by Rodica Iosif in Lichen and Aster  

One More Step Sock by Denise DeSantis  


Donegal 100% Wool blankets are coming!  

Blacker’s Birthday Yarn- Folklore 

Rauma Finullgarn 6 packs 

The Vampire Knitting Club book bundle with Lichen and Lace  

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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More In the Shop

West Yorkshire Spinners Holiday Yarn 

Maggie’s Candy Cane Socks  

Studio Tolsta Harris Tweed Project Bags 

The Shetland Wool Week Annual 2022 (Vol 8)

Moorit Issue 3 

Radicle Threads #3  

Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet (Pre-order) & kits will be coming  

Sark by Kate Davies  

Yoga for Knitters

Find Kim & Turning Ground Yoga at: 




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!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus 

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