Shopcast 188: Colorwork Accessories Knit-Along Prep!

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne is joined by Graidi, our Customer Success Rep, while Maggie's out with a cold. They have lots to show today! Graidi's swatching for our upcoming Colorwork KAL, Corinne has a finished hat to show, and lots more. There's also some fabulous new things in the shop, including a restock in new colors of Oysters & Purls Romney Merino DK. We have segments from Kelsey and Emma, both discussing current WIPs and some great tips for colorwork knitting. And Kim from Yoga with Kim has a few great exercises for our wrists.

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00:00 Intro

1:16 Intro, Winner #1, & What We’re Wearing

7:26 FOs & WIPs

19:53 Kelsey on Basic Color Questions

41:29 KAL and New & Coming in the Shop

54:48 Emma on Choosing Colors

1:06:43 Sweater Design update

1:10:25 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.


What We're Wearing: 

Graidi is wearing the Vanilla Sweater in Dehesa de Barrera 



The Simple Thing by Melina Brell in Making Tracks and Ullcentrum 3-ply worsted 


Corinne is wearing a cardigan purchased at Jamieson & Smith from J & S Heritage


FOs & WIPs:

Corinne’s flower-motif hat in Jamieson & Smith. Watch for kits for the KAL!

Griadi’s Mount Jasper Hat by Jodi Brown in Rauma Strikkegarn and Making Tracks (Birdsong & Honeycomb colorways) 


Palmistry Worsted by Stephanie Lotven in Lettlopi



Colorwork swatches:

Jasper Cowl by Arella Seaton 


Ullcentrum 3-ply worsted

Jamieson & Smith


Kelsey’s Segment

Manchelopis by WoolDreamers

Gaca Shawl by Jean-Philippe Cliche 

Saddle Shoulder Sweater in Rauma Finullgarn blues & greens held double based on Ann Bud’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

Color Theory Blog 

Shopcast Segment on Color Wheel


More in the Shop

Jamieson & Smith 2-ply will be restocked very soon, including kits!

Silver Forest by Jennifer Steingass in Jamieson & Smith Supreme 

Burra Cowl by Marie Wallin 

Balvonie Bonnet 

Buness Tam by MJ Mucklestone  (Pattern

Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston 

Uradale 2-ply jumper weight 

Bonnie Isle Hat yarn sets 

Oyster and Purls Romney Merino DK  



Perspectives edited by Julie Rutter and Emily K Williams

A Year in My Shetland Garden 

2022 Shetland Wool Week Annual 

Neons & Neutrals by Aimée Gille

Emma’s Segment

Find Emma at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93


Visiting Cardigan by Stella Ackroyd  

Mobius Twist cowl in greys and blues  

All-over colorwork with a pop, lined cowl with motifs from Selbu Pattern Book by Anne Bårdsgård 



Solid background and rainbow patterned cowl in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper weight

Mattie Pullover by Kristin Drysdale



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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