Shopcast 195: Shawl Knit-Along Starts Today! Plus Marie Wallin Kits!

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Maggie is joined by Graidi as Corinne is out sick - welcome Graidi and feel better Corinne! Today is our Shawl Knit-Along Cast-on day, so join us as we begin our shawls and haps! In the shop today we have Marie Wallin kits from her Westmorland book. We're also bringing in the bright colors of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran! Kelsey joins us to share some shawl ideas and her Very V Sweater in Mungo. We welcome Erika (our video editor!) who's sharing her sock knitting experiences. Emma's here to show her Setesdal sweater project and talk about haps and shawls too. And we have some meditation practice with Kim from Yoga with Kim!

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00:00 Intro

1:16 Winner #1 & What We’re Wearing

13:12 Kelsey & Shawl Basics

26:04 WIPs & Barber Cords

39:07 Community Contributor- Socks!

48:34 Westmorland Kits!

52:19 Emma’s Shawls & Sweater Adventure

1:09:27 What’s In The Shop

1:20:54 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 & FOs

Graidi is wearing Light and Up shawl by Caroline Wiens

Maggie is wearing her Amory by Isabell Kraemer in Garthenor #1 Laceweight 



Graidi’s Shawl- Half Hansel Hap (small) by Gudrun Johnston in J&S Supreme (2002) and J&S 2-ply for the colors, 

Find Rachel on Patreon and across social media as @barklandcroft


Graidi's WIP:

Humbug by Anna Nikipirowicz in Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool



Maggie’s Shawl KAL pattern:

Vatna Shawl by Gudrun Johnston 

Kelsey’s Segment

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

Shawl terminology and shapes:

Aeria by Linnea Ornstein in Ullcentrum 2-ply



Yarn options and gauges for shawls:

Oaken by Tin Can Knits in worsted weight

Gaca Shawl by Jean-Philippe Cliche in WoolDreamers Manchelopi



West Yorkshire Spinners Signature

Exmoor Sock Yarn 

Maggie’s WIP

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



Knitting Barber Cords

Community Contributor- Erika Jones

Rauma Sock Booklet 

As a kit with yarn! 

Rauma Vandre

Retrosaria Mondim


New in the Shop

Westmorland Kits are here! 

Emma’s Segment

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Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Wearing her Vellichor by Andrea Mowry

Would be nice in Blacker Lyonesse too!

Half Hansel Hap in medium by Gudrun Johnston in John Arbon yarns Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage 


Balvraid Hap by Rita Taylor


Ieri by Maria Licole


JaggerSpun Heathers

Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor

Rauma Lamullgarn 

In The Shop

Laine 17 

Making Memories: Timeless Knits for Children by Claudia Quintanilla

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

J&S Aran 

Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith 

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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