January 2021 - MINA PHILIPP

January 01, 2021

Mina is a self-taught knitter and designer with a massive passion for incorporating colour and texture into her designs. She has a great love for everything from cables and textures, to colourwork and lace. She has always aimed to be inclusive with her design work in terms of sizing and pricing, so as many people as possible can enjoy them. 
 
Mina prides herself on creating patterns that are approachable for newer knitters by providing clear and detailed instructions, while also remaining interesting and engaging for more experienced knitters. Wherever possible in a design, she incorporates flexibility to give knitters the tools and confidence to customise their projects to suit them. 
 
She also hosts a video podcast on Youtube as the Knitting Expat Podcast, posts frequently over on Instagram as @knittingexpat and in recent years she has also started teaching in person and online knitting workshops. You can find Mina's designs on Ravelry as Knitting Expat Designs. This month we're delighted to display four of her samples from her new cowls book, the Yorkville Sweater and the Snow Day Shawl. While our store is closed, we'll be highlighting each design via our Instagram feed this month.



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