Mina Phillip is a London-based knitwear designer and host of the podcast Knitting Expat. Mina started knitting in March 2014 while living in Dubai with her husband and two cats as a way to keep occupied and she has barely put the needles down ever since. We are very excited that she will be joining us for two workshops this June.
Read on to find out more!
Mina Philips – Marling Yarns
When: Friday PM | Event Type: Session, Knitting | Duration: 80 minutes
Learn how to mix and blend your fingering-weight yarns to create exciting colour effects through holding them double or even triple stranded. In this class we will cover how to pick colours to marl together to create different blending effects, and the simple maths involved to make sure you’re changing things up at the ideal points in your project.
By holding your strands double or triple you will be getting a fabric that is similar to DK/worsted or worsted/bulky weight. The principles and ideas that we will be covering in this class can be applied to any project you wish to work on, even if it does not specifically call to be marled.
If you are a beginner that can knit/purl; cast on/bind off; have knit a few accessories, then this is the workshop for you!
Mina Philips – Pinwheel Scrap Blanket
When: Saturday AM | Event Type: Session, Knitting | Duration: 80 minutes
The pinwheel scrap blanket is a different, more travel-friendly take on the popular mitred square scrappy blankets that many knitters enjoy creating. The modular nature of this pattern makes it very travel friendly and easy to pick up and work on in small chunks. The seaming method is also very simple and easy to do with a crochet hook, making this a much quicker method than using a mattress-stitch seam.
In this class we will cover all the techniques required to work these squares on some mini squares. We will learn how to use German short rows to create the triangles, how to seam the squares closed as you are working them, as well as how to seam the squares together at the end to create your blanket.
This is a beginner level class. If you can knit/purl; cast on/bind off; have knit a few accessories, then have no fear a Pinwheel Scrap Blanket could be in your future!