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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!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

photo to come

Hi there, I'm finally knitting the Central Park Hoodie and have about 7" done and I'm not sure the size I chose will be right for me. Technically, it should be fine (44" and I have a 39" chest), but the back seems to be coming out skinnier, although my gauge is on, which is weird. I would prefer for this to be more of a jacket fit, although I'm concerned about going all the way up to the next size, which is 48". I don't want it to be slouchy, but I'll definitely be wearing it over other shirts and turtlenecks. I'm using Cestari 2ply and it's phenomenal yarn. I really like it. I will try to post a photo later today.

Anyway, anyone who has knit this pattern, did it come out small for you? The back, as well as I can measure (knitting on circular needles), is only about 20" wide and it should be 22". The ribbing is pulling in a lot and is only about 16" wide, which also concerns me because I would prefer more relaxed ribbing, not ribbing that is hugging my hips. I suppose I should rip out and reknit with a larger needle for the ribbing and knit the 48" size but I just wanted to see if anyone who had made it had a similar situation.

Thanks! Jen


Miss Amy said...

Maybe you might want to knit a swatch with the 2x2 ribbing and block it just to see how the fiber will look. It might relax enough for it to be perfect for you.

tiennie said...

I have done 3 of these and in 3 different sizes. Don't worry - it all gets fixed in the blocking. I thought that it would be too small too but the blocking really does bring it to the correct size. I used Tahki Donegal Tweed for all 3.