Shopcast 219: Colorwork KAL and a little Q&A

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, Corinne and Maggie have lots to share about their knitting and crafting journeys - Corinne's finished wrist warmers, sock WIPs, Maggie's year of socks progress, and more! Caitlin joins to talk about some recent projects and also offer advice for choosing a yarn other than the pattern calls for by looking at recommended gauge. Rachel on Fair Isle has an update from the croft and her adventures to Edinburgh. Corinne and Maggie also answer a few Thistler questions about the TWT team and how the shop got its start. Enjoy!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome & Winner #1

4:55 Maggie’s FOs, WIPs & Mending

10:30 FOs and WIPs

XX:XX Caitlin Dives into Fiber Fun

XX:XX KAL talk, New KAL coming!  & Winner #1

49:19 New In the Shop

1:06:55 Fair Isle Postcard!

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

Maggie is wearing her Hirne by Kate Davies, from Sark, in Rauma Strikkegarn




Corinne is wearing her prototype Dunrobin in Studio Donegal, Charcoal

Corinne’s FO

Colorful motif-based wristlets for the KAL in J&S 2-ply

Harris Tweed Carry-All bag

Maggie’s WIPs

March socks in Garthenor Snowdownia

Harris Tweed Tote Bag

Mouche and Friends Sheep in J&S 2-ply

Corinne’s FOs

February socks in John Arbon Exmoor Sock Yarn, pattern unknown


½ FO-

Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in WYS


Caitlin’s Segment

Wearing Maja Cardigan by Meiju K-P in Álafosslopi from Contrasts book




Flowers of Fortrose Hat by Corinne in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply

Kit (Hat & Mittens)


Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston in Jamieson & Smith 2-ply and Shetland Supreme

Mneme Hat by Sari Nordlund from the book Softly



Sample of Corinne’s new hat design, in Jamieson of Shetland Spindrift

Shop News

If you’d like to be a Community Contributor and talk about your knitting, let us know

Learn more about PIPs 

Maggie’s FOs

Broch Beanie by Ysolda Teague in handspun 


Colorwork KAL is still going.  You can still join


Shawl KAL coming… signups open March 15th

On the bouncers-

Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston

Half Hap kits 

Full Hap kits 

Carolyn Holbrook’s designs in Tukuwool


Highland Thistle Shawl


Highland Thistle Sweater

All About the Fringe Bandana 


NEW in the Shop

Squirrel Scissors 

Yarnadelic by John Arbon 

J&S Cones 

Laine Issue 20 

Issue 19 

Authentic Norwegian Ribbon 

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus

1 Comment

  • I so much look forward to each and every podcast. Sitting down to watch is like visiting with an old friend. And, I love Maggie’s input about her spinning, as I am also a spinner.


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