Shopcast 185: Knitting Joy at the Holidays


On this episode, Corinne and Maggie are here with quite a few pretty knits to show, both old and new. Corinne's third version of her new sweater design is coming along, and Maggie's planning her way out of her knitting funk. Kelsey shows us her Christmas stockings and some things she learned from swatching with new Wensleydale Longwool. And Emma has some ideas about enjoying the gift knitting process and knitting in the new year.

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Intro, & What We’re Wearing

12:22 What’s on the Ladies

27:44 Kelsey’s Projects

44:22 Coming in the Shop

57:32 Emma on Joy in Christmas Knitting

1:15:17 Book Bundle

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Corinne's WIPs and FOs

Corinne is wearing her 2-Color Tapestry Cowl

2-color pattern 

7-color kit 

Prototype #1 sweater in Studio Donegal 

Prototype #2 in Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool


WIP is prototype #3 in Lettlopi

Christiandatter Mittens by Kristin Drysdale in Ovis et cetera 


Maggie's WIPs and FOs

Maggie is wearing her Throwover by Andrea Mowry in Great Bay Woolworks and handspun


On the Ladies:

Maggie’s Hansel Half Hap by Gudrun Johnston in Armscote Manor, Wooly Mammoth, & Blacker Cove 

Vanilla Fluff Sweater 


M.J. Mucklestone’s Buness Tam-

Yarn Set


Maggie’s WIP

A swatch in Rauma Strikkegarn in preparation for Kate Davie’s Hirne cardigan

Wine Cork Pint Size Pine Trees by Julie Tarsha


Armscote Manor yarn is coming back to the shop in the New Year!

Birlinn Yarn 

Kelsey’s Segment

Wearing the Montana Mountain Cowl by Andrea Mowry

Christmas Stocking in aran/worsted weight.  


Yarn Options TWT carries

Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool  


Studio Donegal Irish Heathers 

Telemark Sock in Rambler from Socks From Around Norway



Wensleydale Longwool 4-ply


What’s Coming to the Shop?

Uradale has arrived and is being prepared!

Lunenburg Sweater kits in alternate colorways are coming

Terrain Mitts by Marceline Smith (HeyBrownBerry)- kits are here!

What’s In The Shop?

52 Weeks of Easy Knits  

Laine 16 

Garthenor Teifi  

Emma’s Segment

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Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Hreindyr by Védís Jónsdóttir in Navia Tradition



Other Good Yarns for Aran Weight Sweater

Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool

Peace Fleece Worsted

Navia Tradition



New in the Shop

Swedish Book Bundle

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

1 comment

  • Ruth swarthout

    I really enjoyed your podcast and all the information on different yarns and patterns. My 1st time watching but it won’t be the last. Thank and Happy Holidays 😊

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