Shopcast 205: Visit with Deborah of Armscote Manor, plus More Fall Knitting!

By Caitlin Johnson

 On this episode, we have lots of content as always! Corinne and Maggie have updates on their Sweater KAL sweaters plus lots to show you in the shop. Shetland Wool Week starts tomorrow, and we have a brief look through the Annual. We have new Moa Sweater sets by Linka Neumann, plus a special delivery of Armscote Manor yarns going in the shop today! Corinne is joined by Armscote's Deborah Williams for a fascinating interview full of history, sheep, and even a ghost story! We also have segments from Kelsey talking about using different fingering weight yarns together, and Emma with a sweater KAL update and some spinning. And lastly we have a yoga session with Kim for your back.

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00:00 Intro

0:47 Welcome, Cockatoo Brae & Winner #1 

07:49 WIPs

21:26 Kelsey’s on Substituting Yarn & Using Scraps

40:50 Shetland Books & Armscote Manor

46:57 Emma’s Sweaters and Handspun

1:04:47 More Kits plus Books

1:12:43 Visit with Deborah of Armscote Manor

1:50:01 Yoga for Knitters

Connect with us

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

Corinne is wearing her Cockatoo Brae by Kate Davies Designs 


KAL Projects


Building Blocks Cardi by Aimee Sher in WoolDreamers Mota




Tìoraidh from Kate Davies’ book Allover in Jamieson & Smith



Maggie’s possible next project- Wardie by Ysolda Teague


Fill out the FO form for the KAL

Kelsey talks about using scraps and mixing yarns

Shetland-type compatible yarns

J & S

Jamieson of Shetland


Sheep Shop

Rauma Lamullgarn

Tukuwool Fingering

Rauma Gammelserie


Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool

Border Mill North Coast Tweed

Marie Wallin British Breed

Exmoor Sock Yarn

Ranging a little further out, compatible to Rauma Finullgarn

Retrosaria Mondim

The Grey Sheep Hampshire

Wenslydale Longwool 4-ply

Coming to the Shop

Shetland Wool Week Annual, shipping on the 23rd! 

Grand Shetland Adventure Knits by M.J. Mucklestone & Gudrun Johnston

Armscote Manor 

Emma’s Segment

Find Emma at-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93

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

Patterns from Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor

Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli in WoolDreamers Saona colorways Fratelli and Notes



Barber Cords 

Her recent handspun from merino yarn and Archie

Flowers of Fortrose Hat and Mittens + course

What’s In The Shop

Kit: Moa Sweater by Linka Neumann and Moa Hundseid 

Check out Black Isle Yarns

Laine 18 

Embroidery on Knits by Judit Gummlich 

Moorit #5 

Fuzzypeg Socks by Mary O’Shea coming next week!

Interview with Deborah Williams of Armscote Manor

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

  • I was eager to learn about the Armscote Manor yarn but I got so much more! The history and cultural details about the house and region were fascinating. You were right — I could have listened for hours.

    Kathleen O’Meara

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