Shopcast #223 - Knitting So Many Socks and One Cute Donkey

Join Corinne and Maggie as they show off MORE socks, talk all things woolly wool, and watch Corinne loose it over a donkey. Caitlin and Rachel round out this episode with talk of shawls and a new passion project on Fair Isle. Join us, won't you?


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00:00 Intro

00:47 Welcome & Winner #1

08:39 Socks & A Project Bag

21:00 One Cute Donkey & an Interview

31:16 Caitlin Knits Scottish Yarn Festival & her Shawl

41:01 What’s in the Shop

52:42 Ballachulish & A Book Review

1:05:16 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. 

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FOs & WIPs

Maggie’s April Socks- WYS Spring colorway 

Pattern from Susan B. Anderson How I Make My Socks (from her blog)

Corinne’s Rambler socks


Harris Tweed Carry-All

Full Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnston



Horacio Donkey from Mouche and Friends 


Caitlin’s Shawl & Fiber Preparation Talk

Pressed Flowers Cardigan by Amy Christoffers in Ullcentrum & handspun



Transatlantic Tam by Virginia Sattler-Reimer in Scottish Yarn Festival DK



Finished Shawl of her own design in Jagger Spun Woolful Black Welsh & Dorset Horn & Ullcentrum 3-ply



Port Townsend by Wool & Pine in leftovers of Scottish Yarn Festival, Tukuwool DK, Rauma Finullgarn and 


What’s In the Shop?

Taster Box early access sign up!

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


Rigge Cardigan  

Ling V-Neck Sweater 

Swatchtastic Hat

Heritage Yoke

Snow Treasure Gloves

Bousta Socks

Peerie Shop Cardi 

Check out their KAL information in Instagram

Shetland Wool Week hat - Islesburgh Toorie, designed by the Doull Family

J & S 

Jamieson of Shetland

Daughter of a Shepherd 



Ballachulish Beanie is coming as kits!

Marie Wallin Aran book and kits are here


Natalie Cowl by Emma Barnaby

Laine 21 

The Sock Project 

Jagger Spun Moussam Falls

West Yorkshire Spinners 

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Website: Includes “Adopt a Sheep” page!

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The Fair Isle Project

Social Media @thefairisleproject or on her website

If you have any photos of or pieces knitted in Fair Isle, email Rachel a photo or description at



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

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