Shopcast 182: Sweater Knitting & Black Friday Sneak Peek

By Caitlin Johnson

 On this episode, Corinne and Maggie give us a peek into some of the Black Friday deals coming soon! This year we have a Selection Box, plus two other themed boxes of yarn and goodies. And more! We also visit with Caitlin who shares about mosaic knitting, and Rachel from Fair Isle takes us on a tour of the Uist Wool mill as she drops off her fleeces!

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Fall In New England & Winner #1

8:14 Wool We’re Wearing

21:30 Caitlin on Mosaic Knitting

41:07 Books in the Shop
48:25 Black Friday Preview

1:05:36 Fair Isle Postcard

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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 Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir in Lettlopi 1700, 9418, 001 & 9427

Yarn Set 


Corinne is wearing her latest FO, a prototype in Studio Donegal Irish Heather aran weight

It is also a WIP in Biches et Bûches.Le Gros Lambswool

Donegal Blankets: a few left


Maggie’s WIP

Chevron Cowl in handspun, pattern no longer available

Original project  

Westknit’s MKAL project in Rambler, colorways Natural & Blue Spruce


Caitlin’s Segment

Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry in handspun


Pressed Flowers Cardigan by Amy Christoffers


Yarns: Ullcentrum Sport 

Handspun fiber from Three Waters Farm

Stay Ready Tee by Annie of This.Bird.Knits


Manou Sweater by Isabell Kraemer


In the Shop

Books- Preorder & Available

Faire 7  

Yarn: The Journal of Scottish Yarn Issue 2  

The Knitted Fabric: Colourwork Projects for You and Your Home by Dee Hardwicke

Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet Book & Kits

Tukuwool DK  

Douglas Cardi Kit by Andrea Mowry 

Hap Exploration  

Thistle Stitch Markers  

Black Friday Preview!  

Including Selection Boxes, New England Sampler & Hygge Box 

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus 

1 Comment

  • Wonderful episode! I always learn something new with each episode. The boxes you put together this year as always are very special but… I’m very excited to get a chance to own some Jamieson on the cones. Thank you for all your efforts to make us yarn lovers happy!

    Nancy Bodie

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