Shopcast 204: Visit with Julie of Black Isle Yarns plus Sweater KAL & Shop Updates!

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, we're in the midst of our annual Sweater Knit-Along. Corinne, Maggie, and guest Caitlin have their sweater project updates. Rachel joins us for an update from summer on Fair Isle. We have a restock of Making Tracks to show you, Davaar by Kate Davies, and a very special yarn joining the shop today, Killen Sock Yarn from Black Isle Yarns. To celebrate, Corinne sat down with owner/dyer Julie Rutter to talk about her process and more! Enjoy that interview at the end of this episode!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome & Winner #1

8:36 Sweater KAL WIPs

15:05 Caitlin- Tank, Sweater & Cowl

27:43 Making Tracks

34:15 Fair Isle Postcard

47:28 What’s In The Shop 

55:32 Something Special!

59:37 Julie with Black Isle Yarns interview

1:24:21 Black Isle Yarns- Close Look at Killen

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

New TWT Fair Isle Joy T-shirts 

KAL sweaters


Building Blocks Cardi by Aimee Sher in WoolDreamers Mota




Tìoraidh from Kate Davies’ book Allover in Jamieson & Smith



Caitlin’s Segment

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



Spark Cardigan by Andrea Mowry in WoolDreamers and handspun 



Rue Bonnie Cowl kits 

Maggie’s FO

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


Junction Fiber Mill Making Tracks 

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Website: Includes “Adopt a Sheep” page!

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In the Shop


Shetland Wool Week Annual

Embroidery on Knits by Judit Gummlich 

Davaar by Kate Davies 

Discount on Allover if purchased together ends this Sunday! 

Coming soon- Armscote Manor 

Flowers of Fortrose Mitten & Hat

J & S Kits

Rauma Lamullgarn Kits

Colorwork Course

12 Days of Christmas Box 

West Yorkshire Spinners- Nutcracker Christmas Yarn  

Black Isle Yarns Interview

Find Julie at

Yarn at TWT

Violet Tee by Jessica McDonald 

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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