Shopcast 196: We Like Big Boxes (Of Yarn!)

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, join us for lots of knitting and yarn chat! Corinne and Maggie have their Shawl KAL projects to show, plus a few other WIPs. Caitlin has 3 new cast-ons (2 sweaters and a shawl)! There's lots of good stuff in the shop to talk about - new JaggerSpun Woolful BFL yarn, a fabulous restock of Birlinn Yarn, and of course, a first peek and almost complete tour of our Spring Taster Box! Finally, Rachel on Fair Isle has a sweet new assistant that you'll want to meet.

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00:00 Intro

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

8:34 WIPs 

20:50 Caitlin- Many Projects

36:14 In The Shop

45:19 Taster Box Preview

1:03:18 Fair Isle Postcard

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Maggie is wearing her Love Note by Tin Can Knits in handspun


Kits in JaggerSpun & Rauma Plum

Corinne is wearing her 2-color Tapestry Cowl 


Corinne’s WIP

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston in Rambler, Trillium



Another Dunrobin in Studio Donegal Irish Heathers, Blackberry

Maggie’s WIP

Vatna Shawl by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson 


Hansel Hap Kit

Caitlin’s Cowl design in Rauma Fivel & Making Tracks

Coming Soon

Shetland Wool Week 2023 Buggiflooer Beanie by Alison Rendall

Flowers of Fortrose Hat and Mittens (mitten pattern still coming!)

Hat kits

Caitlin’s Segment

Wearing Douglas Cardi by Andrea Mowry - knit in Green Mt. Spinnery Mewesic but original is Tuku DK



Maja Cardigan from Contrasts book by Meiju K-P, in Alafosslopi



Evendoon Pullover from 10 Yrs book by Kate Davies, in lots of stash yarn


Bukett Shawl by Linnea Ornstein in Ullcentrum 2ply and handspun



Flowers of Fortrose hat in J&S 2ply - link to her Ravelry project

In the Shop

JaggerSpun Woolful BFL 

Laine 17 

Making Memories: Timeless Knits for Children by Claudia Quintanilla

Textured Knits by Paula Pereira 

Birlinn Yarn 

Balvraid Hap by Rita Taylor 

~ 2023 Taster Box Contents! ~

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Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Simmer Dim by Gudrun Johnston (pee-free online copy!)

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Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

1 Comment

  • I so enjoyed Rachel’s tour of her lambing barn—brought back memories of our lambing days. Just warmed my heart!

    Rose S.

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