Brick: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 66

The Ordinary Knitter Podcast
Brick: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 66
The skirt you can make in a hour, one year on


Welcome to Brick, episode 66 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. Find it on iTunes or acast, or subscribe via the feed link on the right hand bar (

My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: Brick is finished, hurray! Modifying old projects, and the last bit of baby knitting for the time being. My silence has been entirely due to not having much to say about my progress on Brick, which has been glacially slow. I’m delighted to be on the other side of it and back to interesting smaller projects.

Ft patterns:

  • Brick
  • Purl Soho Evening Shrug


Mind the Gap: unexpected caverns in the oxter area

Well where do I start? Never has a simple jumper been so deceptively difficult to make.  There were several stumbling blocks for me, between the sizing not being quite right for my daughter, the picking up needed and the scope for getting it wrong on the bind off, never mind whether or not it’s a TRUE raglan (pet peeve alert).

Ultimately the jumper is made, the picking up gaps largely neutralized, and the bind offs more or less smooth. I’m not thrilled with the end result but it is what it is and I’m sure she’ll get some use from it, even if it’s as a nightshirt. She’s a cold being on the whole, her heat regulation being quite badly affected by her coeliac disease, so she piles on the layers in the winter and this will at least help with that. The day she dons it to go off to college you will be able to knock me down with a feather, and that’s no mean feat!

Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


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