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Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine, has compiled a book entitled The Best of Knitscene, featuring a "reworking of Heather Lodinsky's "Central Park Hoodie" [Yarn Market News, January 2012], available from Interweave Press. The links below take you to the pages for the paper version and the eBook version.

Paper [144 pp, paperback, $24.95]

eBook [144 pp, PDF, $19.95]

The book includes 20 of the most popular knitting patterns from the first five years of Knitscene magazine, including Connie Chang Chinchio's Geodesic Cardigan and Katie Himmelberg's Phiaro Scarf. The offerings vary widely from mitts, hats, socks and scarves to vests and sweaters, in addition to providing tips and designer profiles.

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The pattern for the CPH is now available
for purchase from Knitting Daily as a downloadable PDF! The pattern includes expanded sizing for PLUS sizes—52", 56", and 60"!

The Knitting Daily Blog has featured the CPH in some posts:
The CPH--Which Size to Knit?
The Finished Plus Size CPH
The CPH Plus Size Gallery

If you receive the Knitting Daily email, you already know that the CPH is the NUMBER ONE best-selling pattern in the KD Online Store!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

hi everyone...i need some advice!

hi there! i'm excited to finally be part of the kal. i've been working on the cph for awhile now and just now got around to joining. i'm using sheep shop yarn in the F02 colorway, which is an amazing teal blue. i love it even though it's taking me a lot longer than i'd like! i'll post some pictures next monday when i hopefully get a new camera for christmas.

i've finished the back and am now working on the two sides of the front simultaniously. after knitting about 7 inches and completing 3 cables i realized i got the right and left sides messed up so my cables in the front and the back don't match.

UPDATED for clarification: when i say the front and back don't match i mean the cables are twisted in different directions...i held the needle in front on one side and in the back on the other, so when i join them at the shoulder the twist will be different in the front vs. the back. why is that so hard for me to explain???

so here's where i need the advice. should i rip out and the 4-5 inches so my cables match the back or should i just keep going? i'm leaning toward keeping it as is cause i want to be done and you'd have to be paying really close attention to notice the variation between the cables in the back and front. i even have to look closely to see the difference. what do you guys think?

so while i contemplate this issue i've decided it is the perfect excuse i've been looking for to go to my lys and buy some more sheep shop yarn to start emerald. i was of course going to buy it anyway, but now i have no choice since i need something to work on while i'm deciding about what to do on my cph!

happy knitting! carrie


Jeanne B. said...

Hi, Carrie,

How is it that the cables don't match? I guess a photo would help. :-)

If you're like me, and it'll bug you even if nobody else notices it, you may be able to fix it without frogging the whole thing. Are you familiar with Elizabeth Zimmermann's (EZ) methods of fixing mis-crossed cables? I've had much success with the method and not just where cables are concerned.

I just emailed you a potential solution. Let me know if it helped.

slow unraveling said...

thanks for the info jeanne! you're right, no one will know but me me, but i've spent so much time on this sweater i think i'll always be disappointed if i didn't make it the best i possibly could. i'm scared to death to try this but it seems like a great opportunity to learn a new technique. i think i might try it and wait until next week when i can document the process with a camera. i guess i could get started on the sleeve in the meantime...

Jeanne B. said...

You're welcome! It's less scary once you get into it. At the risk of revealing exactly how A.R. I am... if I'm ever unsure about doing something to the actual garment, I'll knit up a swatch in garbage yarn and practice first. I know. I'm ill. ;-)