Knitting Expat Podcast – Episode 117 – All The Knitting!

Hello everyone … welcome to Episode 117 the Knitting Expat Podcast … this has become such a wonderful way for me to get more involved with the online knitting community and I’ve been loving it so far … so please do get in touch … I’d love to hear from you … so far I’ve been loving the interaction with other knitters from around the world that this new avenue has opened up to me … come join the fun …

Here is this weeks episode …

Things I talked about …


Hi my name is Mina, I currently live in New York City with my Husband and 2 cats, we lived in Dubai and then Bahrain up until recently and before that we were in London UK. You can learn more in the ABOUT ME section, otherwise if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me a message on Ravelry/Instagram.

You can find me on RAVELRY … INSTAGRAM … FACEBOOK … and my LIFE BLOG … and of course YOUTUBE …

I have also created a RAVELRY GROUP for the Knitting Expat Podcast so you can join in the conversation there …

You can find my Original Designs for sale on Ravelry HERE …


  1. Sock Club Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – using Lolodidit Lolos favourite base (MCN) in the Tin Roof Remix and Fame colourways
  2. Sock Club Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – using Once Upon A Corgi on the Issac base (100 Polworth) in the Narnia colourway
  3. Vanilla Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – using knitpicks Felici base (75/25 SW Merino/Nylon) in the Captain Nemo colourway
  4. Vanilla Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – using Yarn Café Creations base (75/25 SW Merino/Nylon) in the Selkie colourway
  5. Simple Brioche Cowl – 5mm (US8) – using Knitologie Worsted weight (Merino/Alpaca/Silk blend) in the Raindrops colourway and Darn Good Yarn DK (100% recycled Silk single ply) in a Rainbow colourway
  6. Junkyarn Sophie Hat – 3.75mm(US5) – Using Junkyarn DK in the Sophie colourway – new design
  7. Yorkville Hat – 3.75mm(US5) & 4mm (US6) – Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic DK in the Brickhouse colourway – new design
  8. Central Park Hat – 4.5mm(US7) & 4mm (US6) – Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool Worsted in the Grasshopper colourway – new design
  9. Clusters Hat – 3.75mm (US5) & 4.5mm (US7) – using Knitting It UP Fingering weight held double – Monkland Base (85% SW Merino / 15% Nylon) in the Chasing Pavements colourway (MC) and Sookie, Royals, Melodrama and Lost Queen colourways (CC)


  1. Scrappy Granny Stripe Blanket – 3.5mm E Hook – following Attic 24 tutorial – chainless foundation approx. 270sts
  2. Clusters Cowl – 4mm (US6) & 5mm (US8) – using Knitting It UP Fingering weight held double – Monkland Base (85% SW Merino / 15% Nylon) in the Chasing Pavements colourway (MC) and Sookie, Royals, Melodrama and Lost Queen colourways (CC)
  3. Vanilla Socks – 2.25mm (US1) – using Dubai Knits Luna base (100% SW Merino) in the Foliage colourway – used OUAC in the Narnia Colourway for the heels
  4. Twisted Cables & Lace Pullover – 3.25mm (US3) and 3.5mm (US4) using Lavender Mountain Yarn co in the MCN base in the Mauvin Right Along colourway


2018 Sock Pattern Clubs – Wanderlust & Cosy Collections:

Check out the INFO THREAD for more details … also you can purchase the WANDERLUST SOCK CLUB and the COSY SOCK CLUB at a discounted price until the New Year!

#MANDMCARDIKAL – Mix & Match Cardigan KAL:

Check out the Chatter Thread HERE for details

Self Managed Mini Skein Swap:

See details in the THREAD



– Coupon Thread HERE

– Knitting Planning Spreadsheet – HERE

– Yarn tracking Spreadsheet – HERE

General Comments About Pattern Support –

Please use the email ( in the patterns or Rav private messaging to ask me about any patter support questions you have. Instagram/facebook etc are not appropriate places to ask for pattern support. I don’t always see your questions there or get notifications about private messages on instagram. I specifically include my email address on all of my patterns so you have a way to contact me for pattern support and I would appreciate it if you would respect that and use that avenue to contact me … it is by far the best way to do so and I am likely to respond to you the fastest via email as well.

I get a lot of questions about links in the pattern pdf’s not working and all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your internet browser if that is the case. The links for some reason don’t always work on mobile devices so you may have to access them on a computer.



That is it for this week’s Episode, I hope you enjoyed and if you did please subscribe on Youtube … join the Ravelry group and leave a little comment to say hello and/or to let me know what you think … I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions or ideas for the podcast and of course I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have aswell.

Till next time …

Happy Knitting …

Mina X

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