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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.

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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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Friday, February 2, 2007

Hood question

I'm about done with my hood and am trying to decide what to do with it... should I bind off as the pattern says or should I graft or 3-needle-bind-off the thing... So I'm wondering what others did. If you grafted it or used the 3-needle-bo, how did you do your ribbing? Would I be safe grafting the hood, then pick up all 300 sts around the entire front edge of the project in one fell swoop instead of two sections? For some reason I can't visualize what I should be ending up with or whether my plan will work right.




Pam said...

Stacee - I grafted (kitchener-ed) my hood top & did the entire ribbing band at once. I also broke the needle I was using to do it -- it's a lot of stitches. You can put the stitches on two circular needles and knit the band all in one piece, which is what I did after the "unfortunate breakage incident". It's sort of like using two long double point needles. Or if you happen to have a very long circular, by all means, use that.

I decided I didn't want a seam up the middle of the hood, but really, the hood lays on your back the whole time, so if you can seam nicely, it probably isn't that big of a deal. Either way. . .

Linda Kerr said...

Hi, I decided to use the 3 needle CO for the hood, which worked fine and is much easier for me than grafting (and much neater than the method called for in instructions). I considered doing the ribbing in one piece with l-o-n-g circular needles but did it in halves, as per instructions. I very neatly grafted the ribbing together and it looks great. (Even though I'll likely wear the hood down.) I used Patons merino in Sage, and am almost done--once I finish the sleeves (being knit both at once) and sew buttons on. I'm enthused about this pattern!

Miss Amy said...

Hello, just catching up on my reading...I used the 3 needle bind off on the hood and the sleeves. Then I picked up as many sts needed all the way around for the ribbing. I wanted it to look good...not be accurate on the stitch count. I honestly tried to follow the pattern but it didn't look right. Good Luck!