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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!

Friday, February 2, 2007

I have a question! The current Hoodie Im doing in Bendigo Aran and although I should have used 5mm(used 5.5mm) I like the soft effect.So excited at the ease of this pattern, I went online and bought some RowanspunAran in a lovely burgandy colour from the UK. When I recieved it,I was surprised to find it appears thinner than my first aran yarn although the tension is said to be what I need and its Coarse! I mean I couldn't wear the hood near my neck, its rough!.I recall that somewhere a knitter had a similiar thought until she washed it and then its softness came out! I have to make this decision to go ahead and use it or sell it on and replace with something else....Any thoughts,experiences?


Rachel said...

Washing it will make it softer. I have used Rowanspun and it does soften up with a good hand washing. It does also soften up with use too.

Kucki68 said...

Make a swatch and wash it, that will help on your decesion.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Gee thanks!,I think I will go ahead and start the new Hoodie,must buy some more needles though and must also do a tension swatch as the wool looks very thin!