Shopcast 227: Interview with The Journal of Scottish Yarns

By Caitlin Johnson

On this episode, Corinne has a chat with Susan Anderson, the founder of Yarn - the Journal of Scottish Yarns. They talk all about woolly wool, Scottish sheep breeds, and some of the great work Susan has been doing with the magazine. We also have a visit with Rachel on Fair Isle where she has a new bouncy lamb hanging around that you won't want to miss!

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00:00 Intro

00:47 Getting to Know Susan Anderson

12:40 Knits Susan is Wearing

23:04 Rachel is Mentioned in Volume 5

34:14 Featured Yarns Familiar to TWT

44:44 Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Interview with Susan Anderson

Welcome to Susan Anderson, founder & publishing editor of Yarn - the Journal of Scottish Yarns

View all 5 volumes

The Great Tapestry of Scotland


Two Designs from Yarn Issue 3

Robach Lace Shawl custom designed by Alison Mayne (knitrospective)

Sea Pink Top by Solveigh Lass-Evans

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

In the Footsteps of Sheep by Debbie Zawinski

Lunan Bay Farms (Cashmere Goats)

Rachel’s Fair Isle Postcard

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Website: Includes “Adopt a Sheep” page!

Support her at: or 

Yarn is available!  Visit her shop at

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

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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