Knitting mistakes: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 34

The Ordinary Knitter Podcast
Knitting mistakes: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 34

knitting mistakesWelcome to episode 34 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: knitting mistakes, undoing three needle bind off, Rico Sock Stop, new yarn and Christmas knitting progress. Sorry about the buzz again, but on the upside I’ve discovered how to do something in Audacity which should prevent the sound fluctuation. Oh and by the way I do know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars – no much choice in this house – I just said the wrong thing, and not for the first time.

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Knitting mistakes

Knitting mistakes are a fact of knitting life, but they vary hugely in scale and significance. Looking back at projects from a few years ago I’m shocked at the errors I either didn’t notice or felt weren’t important enough to change (horrors!). These days I like to think I don’t make so many mistakes and am much more strict about correcting them, but inevitably they creep in. If you’re in a hurry, not concentrating or otherwise not completely engaged with what you’re doing, knitting mistakes creep in. I’ve made a blooper on the Mistake Braid Socks, but I’ve got away with it as it’s the same mistake in the same place on each side, so it looks like a design fol-de-rol. Any other time I might go back and fix it, but the Christmas clock is ticking. Now the question is, do I fess up and point it out when I hand over the goods, or keep schtum and hope my friend (a knitter) doesn’t notice?

Knitting mistakes aren’t always in the execution – sometimes we make the wrong call approaching part of a project. In this podcast I talk about choosing the wrong spot to increase for the heel and making a jumper hood far too big and having to undo three needle bind off.

Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
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