Shopcast #208: Blankets, and Rhinebeck, and Knitting…oh my!

By Jill Schroeder

Visit with Corinne and Maggie today as they discuss all things woolly! Studio Donegal Wool Blankets in several beautiful colors and patterns including our own Thistle pattern are front and center this week along with a recap of Rhinebeck, what's on our needles, and a special visit with Thistlers Shreka and Barb, Kelsey, and Emma. Our resident yoga instructor Kim leads us in shoulder work for knitters today too, so there's something for everyone this week! Grab your knitting and a beverage, and join us!

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00:00 Intro

0:47 Welcome & What We’re Wearing

4:51 Rhinebeck Recap!

11:30 Winner #1 and WIPs

18:32 Community Contributors-Shreka, Barb & Fair Knits

28:07 What We Got at Rhinebeck

35:00 Kelsey’s on Storing Yarn

53:09 Studio Donegal Blankets Return

57:36 Emma’s Rhinebeck Sweaters

1:13:16 More Beautiful Blankets and Winner #2

1:19:01 Yoga for Knitters

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What we're wearing

Maggie is wearing her Vanilla Fluff


Corinne is wearing her Seaweed Slipover by Wilma Malcolmson in Jamieson Spindrift

WIPs and FOs

Corinne started a West Yorkshire Spinner sock, Jay colorway

Maggie is knitting her 2nd Paul Klee by Midori Hirose

Maggie’s FO- 

Star Power Mitts by Traci Scott in Wensleydale Sheep

Don't miss out...

12 Days of Christmas Box (featuring Wensleydale Sheep Shop Tweed)

Contributor Segment with Shreka & Barb

Dagna Yoke Sweater by Kristin Drysdale 

Tin Can Knits Ensemble Flax Sweater Barley Hat 

Alvi Sweater by Hanne Pjedsted 

Dunrobin Sweater by Corinne in Studio Donegal, colorway Moss


June Hat by Meghan Kelly

Bonnie Isle Hat by Linda Shearer 

We’d love to see your knits!  If you’d like to be a contributor, find the form at

Rhinebeck finds

 Maggie picked up two items from Beautiful Syster 

Plus some Woolens & Nosh self-striping yarn 

Corinne picked up Magpie Fibers Plume Lace 

The Scottish Yarn Festival (a beautiful gift!)

Bobolink Sock Yarn 

A woven scarf/table runner


Wool & Folk 2023 Vendor List

Kelsey talks about storing yarn.  

Yarns shown:

Rauma Gammelserie

Grey Sheep Co.

Exmoor Sock Yarn

Biches & Bûches

Family socks from West Yorkshire Spinners colorway Candy Cane, Rye socks by Tin Can Knits (Flax pattern is the sweater!)



Studio Donegal Woven Wool Blankets

Emma’s Segment

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Ravelry: ebarnaby93

Last year’s Rhinebeck sweater based on the Hilda Cardigan


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


Patterns from Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor

Intro to Colorwork Course


Her planning for next year’s Rhinebeck sweater!

Yoga for Knitters

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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

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