Shopcast 193: Shawl Along with Us!

By Caitlin Johnson

On this episode, Corinne and Maggie have some knitting tales and projects to tell us about! Swatching, previous mishaps, and some successes too! They share the Studio Donegal blankets that arrive in the shop on air-date, plus new Retrosaria Brusca colors and Kate Davies' new Allover book! Emma shows a fabulous sweater and other projects in the works, and Kelsey shares a sweater in Mungo she's working on, plus she takes us through her sock darning steps! Finally, we have Yoga with Kim who helps us with some spine health.

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00:00 Intro

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

10:31 FOs &  WIPs

26:26 Shawl Along Ideas 

38:37 Emma’s Dunrobin & Colorwork

50:29 Kelsey with Mungo & Darning

1:08:04 What’s In The Shop

1:27:17 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.

Thank you for the support you’ve given Rachel on Fair Isle!  

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What We're Wearing

Corinne is wearing her Lovage Sweater by Marie Wallin



Maggie is wearing her Throwover by Andrea Mowry



Caithness Hat by Dianna Walla 

Pyry Hat in TukuWool DK


Corinne has continued working on the Fortrose Mittens

Maggie is swatching for:

Building Blocks Cardi by Aimee Sher in Rauma Fivel



Smookie Sweater by Kate Davies from Sark in Jamieson & Smith color 54


Erika Flory’s project in Ravelry 

In The Shop

Kate Davies’ NEW book- Allover 

Winners for the Colorwork KAL have been announced, read the blog at the shop

Shawl KAL is coming! 

Cast on April 21st.  

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Shawl Examples:

Corinne’s Full Hansel Hap in Jamieson & Smith, main color is 54



Sunshine on the Path Hap by Knitography (Patricia Anne Fortune) 

Yarn Set


Nordic Wind by cabinfour, written for Lettlopi



Tales from the Isle of Purbeck by Annie Rowden

Color Affection by Veera Välimäki in early Blacker Tamar

Emma’s Segment

Find Emma at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Wearing her Lettlopi striped Dunrobin Sweater


Colorwork KAL hat 

Mattie Cardigan by Kristin Drysdale in Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool 


Fair Isle Cowl of her own design in Jamieson of Shetland

Kelsey’s Segment

Very V Raglan Sweater by Jessie Maed Design in Retrosaria Mungo Colorway 006 

Other Mungo Sweater options based on gauge: 

Nuuk Sweater by Jonna Hietala

Vanilla Sweater or Vanilla Fluff

Darning example using a darning mushroom

Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli 

In the Shop

Retrosaria Brusca 

Studio Donegal Blankets 

Moongate Sock Kits in Rambler 

Agatha Sock



If You Go Out Sock by Virginia Sattler-Reimer 

Westmorland kits are coming


All Marie Wallin

Jessica McDonald’s Winter Woods Yarn Sets

Blog post

Aito Shawl in Plötulopi


Fantoosh! By Kate Davies in JaggerSpun Heathers



Faire 8 

52 Weeks of Socks Vol. 2 by Laine

Pom Pom Quarterly 44 Spring 2023


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

1 Comment

  • Lovely episode as always ladies, you have added to my To-Do List yet again! Kelsie’s Mungo Sweater for warmer climates is EXCITING to this Texan! That will be a perfect project for indoors with air conditioning down here! The Brusca colors are gorgeous and B581 IS a great color, Maggie! There is definitely a color work sweater using Brusca in my future!I hope you will continue to offer the Donegal Blankets, it’s going to take time to get all the colors I want! Thanks to the entire TWT family, and can’t wait for Shopcast #194!

    Robin Kinder

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