Shopcast 194: TWT Spring Sale & Maggie makes more excuses to buy a J&S cone!

 On this episode, we're happy to announce a store-wide Spring Sale this weekend only! Shop with us April 7-9 for discounts on all your favorites. Corinne and Maggie also have lots of knitting to talk about - check out Maggie's new Paul Klee Sweater(s) on the needles! Caitlin also joins us to talk about choosing drapey yarns for shawls, and Rachel from Fair Isle has a postcard for us where she answers some of your questions!

Check out our storewide sale this weekend only!

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00:00 Intro

07:04 What We’re Wearing, WIPs & Winner #1

17:52 Caitlin- Projects

25:35 Caitlin- What Makes Yarn Drapey 

35:36 Shawl KAL Preparations

48:44 Community Contributor

56:20 Shop Update

1:09:18 Fair Isle Postcard

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What We're Wearing

Corinne is wearing her Victory Cardigan in Rauma Vams 


Maggie is wearing her Belmont Cardigan by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith Heritage, moss colorway


Maggie’s WIPs:

Paul Klee Sweater by Midori Hirose in Jamieson & Smith and some Jamieson of Shetland Spindrift




Corinne’s WIPs are all planning and starting.  Inspiration struck for a colorwork project!


Shawl KAL is coming!  Cast on April 21st.  

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Caitlin’s Segment

Wearing the Pressed Flowers Cardigan by Amy Christoffers in Ullcentrum 2-ply and handspun



Linus Shawl by Annett Cordes 

Summa Stripes Shawl by Meiju K-P in The Plucky Knitter yarn

Aggregate Shawl by Jimenez Joseph in souvenir yarn

Courage Shawl by Shannon Cook in mostly handspun

Half Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith and Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme



Drapey yarn options-

John Arbon 

British Breeds- Marie Wallin 

Rauma Tumi 


Maggie’s Shawl KAL plan- 

Hansel Hap in 202 with purple & bronze contrasting colors 


Vatna Shawl by Gudrun Johnston


Corinne’s Shawl KAL plan-

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston

Lesley Wilson- Community Contributor

Wearing Pohjolan Neito in Tukuwool DK from Knitted Kavala by Jenna Kostet


Yarn Set

Victory Cardigan in Rauma Vams, purchased with course!


Vanilla Fluff Sweater in Rauma Finullgarn & Plum (Mohair), purchased with course!


Douglas Cardi by Andrea Mowry in Tukuwool DK

Yarn Set


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In The Shop

Pyry Hat in TukuWool DK

Dulcinea by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre in WoolDreamers Dehesa de Barrrera 

Yvonne MT Shawl by Natasja Hornby in Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool

Rauma Finullgarn Hap Yarn Sets by Patricia Anne Fortune:

Sunshine on the Path Hap 

Treasures from the Forest Path

Amy Christoffers's Pressed Flowers shawl in Oysters & Purls

Rambler yarn 



Making Memories: Timeless Knits for Children by Claudia Quintanilla

Laine 17 

Mouche & Friends: Seamless Toys to Knit and Love by Cinthia Vallet 

Moorit 4 

Shawl ideas FB live

52 Weeks of Socks Vol. 2 


Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

Find her at-



Website: Includes “Adopt a Sheep” page!

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Fair Isle Knitting by Sarah Don

The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor

200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book by Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Knitters & Dyers through the Shetland Times bookshop

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!

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