Shopcast 202: Fair Isle, The Fair, and Fairly Fun Knitting

By Caitlin Johnson

 On this episode, Corinne and Maggie have quite a few knitting projects to show! Corinne also shares some of her favorite sweater designs and they share what they love about woolly wool. What else is new?? Caitlin joins us with some knitting and spinning updates, plus a visit to the knitting entries at her state fair. Rachel on Fair Isle also shares an update from her croft. New in the shop are Harris Tweed Project Bags, West Yorkshire Spinners Country Birds colors, Woolly Mammoth limited edition Zwartbles/Blue Texel yarn, and more!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome, Weather, Wool & Winner #1

10:04 Crochet Blanket and an FO

20:34 So Many WIPs

34:51 Historical Knits- Sweaters & a Cowl

41:33 Caitlin- Tanks, T’s & the FAIR

58:13  Harris Tweed & WYS NEW colors

1:07:46 More from the Shop

1:15:13 Fair Isle Postcard

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If you were one of the TWO giveaway winner in this episode, please send us an email to with “WINNER” in the subject line.

What We're Wearing

New TWT Fair Isle Joy T-shirts 

Maggie’s WIPs

Crochet Granny Blanket from Lucy of Attic24 

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



Swatches in WoolDreamers Mota for her sweater KAL project

Lindal Tørkle by Wöldten in Making Tracks colorway Winter Berries and Savage Heart Farm

DRK Everyday Cowl in handspun


Corinne’s FO

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston in Rambler, Trillium



Corinne’s WIPs

Latvian Mittens 

Historical Knits

Vanilla Sweater by Corinne


Vanilla Fluff Kit

Victory Cardigan by Corinne



Dunrobin Kits


Studio Donega

Tapestry Cowl 

Sweater KAL

Sign up for the Sweater KAL starting August 25th


Caitlin’s Segment

Argil by Clare Lakewood (from Pom-Pom Quarterly) in WoolDreamers Saona



Wool & Berries by Joji Locatelli 

Air Tee by Ozetta 

Lakes Tee by Ozetta 

Three Waters Farm spinning fiber

Spark Cardigan by Andrea Mowry 

Shop News

Harris Tweed Project Bags 

West Yorkshire Spinners 

Scandinavian Sweaters by Kristin Wiola Ødegård 

Fishermen’s Knits 

Norwegian Sweaters and Jackets 

-Coming Soon- The Woolly Mammoth Limited Edition 

Daughter of a Shepherd Drover Sock Yarn 

12 Days of Christmas boxes pre-order starts August 15th!


Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Elgin Sock in Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners 

Fontainebleau from the Knitter Magazine.  Unavailable on Ravelry.

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

  • Thank you for another great shopcast! Time spent with you all brightens my day and inspires me so much! I rematch many episodes and love every single one. The Scandinavian sweater book is calling my name! I look forward to trying Finullgarn and perhaps the Annajakke sweater kit! Thank you again, your work doing these shop sets is so appreciated!


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