Techniques: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 45

The Ordinary Knitter Podcast
Techniques: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 45
Mistake Braid Socks, my first experience of reverse stocking stitch

Welcome to episode 45 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: techniques, as I’ve come across them knitting Herz, a sport weight V-neck top designed by Claudia Eisenkolb, and contemplating a move to the dark side: dressmaking. This isn’t quite the one year anniversary episode, but in case I don’t pod for a couple of weeks I thought I’d mention it. I’ve really enjoyed the last year of podcasting and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s listened and got in touch. Keep up the good work.

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Just joined for the V-neck

Some projects are very straightforward, others ask for a little more in the way of different techniques, and Herz has been one of those. It calls for specific increase methods including cable cast on, backwards loop cast on, M1 left, M1 right, M1L purlwise, M1R purlwise and cable. As I talked about last week I branched out and used KFB – knit front and back – instead of the given increases as it turns out better for me. Then of course there are rescue techniques, and the main one I’ve need to use is changing a purl to a knit. In a nutshell you drop the stitch back to where you went wrong then pick it up with a crochet hook and ‘knit’ it back up to the top and then knit it as required.

I’m very much enjoying this project so far and if my hands are up to it I’d love to have it finished by next week.

Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
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