Shopcast #209- Selection Box 2023 Reveal, Our Knitting & Rachel of Fair Isle

By Jill Schroeder


Welcome to this week's Shopcast where Corinne and Maggie show off their WIPs, Caitlin and Rachel pop in for a visit, Knitting Buddies makes a return, and the long awaited Selection Box reveal!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome & Knitting Buddies

8:05 Winner #1 & What We’re Wearing

13:00 Caitlin’s Knits & Test Knitting Tips

25:32 WIPs

40:42 Blankets & Books

55:19 Selection Box Preview

01:16:49 Fair Isle Postcard!

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


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What we're wearing

Corinne is wearing her Dunrobin in Lettlopi

Maggie is wearing her Paul Klee by Midori Hirose using J&S Cone #54

Caitlin’s Segment

Wearing: Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies from 10 Years in the Making in Rowan Felted Tweed; Tukuwool DK might be a good choice from TWT 



WIP: Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli in Tukuwool DK



Cake Fridge Hat by Gudrun Johnston from Grand Shetland Adventures in J&S 2-ply



Studio Tolsta Project Bags

What we're making (WIPs)


Shorty Sock in Biches & Bûches Le Sock Yarn colorway Red Mountains

Tesselated Vest by Andrea Mowry in J & S colorway 202 with Woolly Mammoth Dorset and handspun


West Yorkshire Spinners socks in Jay colorway 

Tìoraidh from Kate Davies’ book Allover in Jamieson & Smith



In the Shop

Studio Donegal Woven Wool Blankets


John Arbon’s The Annual #3

KnitOvation Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

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

Echoes by Susan Crawford

Softly – Timeless Knits by Sari Nordlund

Selection Box preview!!! 

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12 Days of Christmas Box

Rusty Cardigan in Plotulopi



Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

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