Shopcast 221: Marie Wallin's Aran and Corinne's Sock Mojo


On this episode, Corinne and Maggie are enjoying their sock projects lately, and other things too! Our Shawl Knit-Along is underway, so they and Caitlin have updates on their projects. There are several new yarns in the shop to see, including Studio Donegal Darnie, Istex Lopi Einband, and our restock of Scottish Yarn Festival yarns. Caitlin also shows us some fiber preparation and spinning styles to produce a variety of yarns. Rachel on Fair Isle has some updates for us from her croft as well. AND THEN! Corinne shares an interview with Marie Wallin, whose brand new yarn Aran and pattern book collection are coming out on April 12th, 2024!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome & Winner #1

13:48 FOs and WIPs

31:16 Caitlin Dives into Fiber Fun

47:12 What’s NEW in the Shop

59:38 Fair Isle Postcard!

1:17:45 Shawl KAL update

1:23:37 Marie Wallin- New Aran Yarn & Book

1:32:27 Marie Wallin - New Designs

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On the bouncers-

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston in Rambler




Aito Shawl by Melody Hoffman in Plotulopi



Knitting Chat

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




Corinne is wearing her Cambridge by Kim Barnette in Ullcentrum worsted



Foula Snood by Donna Smith in J&S



Harris Tweed Carry-All bag


Maggie’s Shawl-

Minke by Kate Davies, from Davaar in Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage and British Breeds



Corinne’s Shawl-

Full Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston



Corinne’s FOs & WIP

Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in WYS


If You Go Out Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer in Rambler, Wild Clover


Manually striped socks from leftover John Arbon Exmoor and Rambler


Maggie’s FOs & WIP

3rd Broch Beanie by Ysolda Teague in handspun 


Aggie the Sheep has a dress, from Mouche and Friends 


Caitlin’s Shawl & Fiber Preparation Talk

Wearing Ramona Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith in Peace Fleece




Mosaic technique shawl based on stitch dictionary in Jagger Spun Woolful - Black Welsh Mountain / Dorset Horn


Talking fiber prep for different yarns- 

Peace Fleece fiber 

John Arbon Yarnadelic combed tops and information on fiber prep

John Arbon mill tour: 

Battenkill mill tour:

What’s In the Shop?

 NEW - WYS Colour Lab DK sock yarn

Scottish Yarn Festival Yarn 

Irene Slipover (in testing) by Journey Through Yarn

Einband by Lopi 

Lopi Look Book #43 

Darnie by Studio Donegal 

Strands of Joy Vol 2 

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

Find her at-



Website: Includes “Adopt a Sheep” page!

The Fair Isle Project:

Support her at: or 

FO - West Yorkshire Spinner socks, held double with Busby yarn

Next pattern- Moray Star by Di Gilpin in Di Gilpin’s Lalland, Storm Petrol


More Shop News

Shawl KAL Zoom Call TONIGHT!  Sign Up for the KAL for the invite.

Shetland Hap Exploration 

Marie Wallin’s Shetland 

Interview with Marie Wallin-

New Yarn & Collection: Aran

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!

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