Shopcast 203: TWT Sweater Knit-Along Starts Now!

By Caitlin Johnson

 On this episode, we have a few things to celebrate! Our Annual Sweater Knit-Along starts today, so Maggie and Corinne share their knitting plans with us. Guest contributor Emma also has some sweater-tweaking plans, and Kelsey has a great segment about yarn plies! We also have our third batch of our very own yarn Rambler back in the shop today, along with Halligarth Shawl kits! There are other fun updates in the shop and lots of preorder books to talk about. Yoga with Kim is a great segment for taking a moment to care for your hands.

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00:00 Intro

0:47 Sweater KAL projects & Winner #1

15:06 Swatching Studio Donegal Irish Heathers

20:37 WIPs

29:55 Emma's Sweater KAL pattern changes

45:42 Rambler is back

55:03 Kelsey’s Segment on Plies & Plies

1:08:50 John Arbon restocked!

1:17:04 What else is in the shop

1:33:25 Yoga for Knitters

Connect with us

If you were the giveaway winner in this episode, please send us an email to with “WINNER” in the subject line.  We will do three next time!


KAL Projects


Building Blocks Cardi by Aimee Sher in WoolDreamers Mota




Tìoraidh from Kate Davies’ book Allover in Jamieson & Smith



Shop News

Kate Davies’ new book, Davaar, is on pre-order, with a deal on Allover:

Be a contributor!  We’d love to include your video on the Shopcast.  Show your interest at

Catch the new Flannel & Pod podcast from Flannel & Purls 

Studio Donegal Irish Heathers swatches!


Corinne’s WIPs

Latvian Mittens 

Flowers of Fortrose Mittens in Hat Colorway 3 in Jamieson & Smith.  Kits should arrive by Sept 1st, with an Intro to Colorwork course!

Maggie’s WIPs

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


Emma’s Segment

Find Emma at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Casting on for the KAL- Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli in WoolDreamers Saona colorways Fratelli and Notes



See her cast on on her channel. Episode releases on August 29th.

Setesdal Cardigan in J&S color 81 and Rauma Lamallgarn color 12

Patterns from Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor

Her handspun using her Electric Eel Wheel

In the Shop

Rambler is back in the shop! 

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston in Rambler, Trillium


Sock Patterns-

Agatha Sock

Emma Woodhouse Sock 

Moongate Sock 

Transatlantic Sock (in Exmoor) 

Exmoor Sock Yarn

Winters Frost sock by ThisHandmadeLife 


Kelsey talks about plies & plies

More in the Shop

Appledore DK by John Arbon 


12 Days of Christmas box is on pre-order.  Ships in November. 

Woolly Mammoth Zwartbles & Blue Texel 


Pre-order Books

Kate Davies’ new book, Davaar

From Laine:


Embroidery on Knits by Judit Gummlich 

Laine 18 


PomPom Quarterly #46 

Moorit #5 

Harris Tweed Project Pouches

WoolDreamers has restocked

Winter Woods Sweater from Jessica McDonald

Miles Shirt Jacket from Ozetta 

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. Please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting & 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

  • Always enjoy the podcast radiating so many ideas and so much inspiration. Like Maggie, trying to make my knitting more even to better show off the beautiful woolly wools in less patterned garments. It really is more difficult than one would think. I am one of “the viewers like you” for PBS as well as TWT.

    Mary Ann Staudenmayer

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