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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, February 20, 2007

setting in sleeves?

hey everyone.

i am almost done. i'm finishing up the hood and then i'll be off and running on the sleeves.
i'm panicking about the sleeves and would love some advice.
i keep seeing posts, here and elsewhere, about the nightmare of "setting" in the sleeve. i don't know what this means. i guess i thought i would just line up the edges and seam away. but clearly this probably isn't the case.

does anyone know of an online resource or guidance on how to see this done or how to do it? or please email me at katyaflutes at gmail dot com

btw- great posts today on finished CPH. clearly the long weekend was good to knitting!

here's my latest- all blocked and progress on the hood.


tiennie said...

Don't worry so much about setting in the sleeve. It will work itself out. Cara at januaryone.com just finished hers and she ended up seaming up the sleeves before she seamed it with the body. That way she was seaming a tube to a tube - seems to be easier!

Hilary said...

I think Cara did that because she had sewed the body all in one piece -- front and back together. I'm not sure it's what you'd do otherwise.

Here are some setting in sleeves instructions:


Bear Knits said...

I also seemed my sleeves and sides before setting in the sleeves. I pinned the tubes together at several points. It was nerve wracking (being my first time to set in sleeves) ... I had my Nancie Wiseman book in front of me.

Elizabeth said...

I find that pinning the sleeve in before you ever start is the best way to ease it in and make it fit. Does worry, you'll do fine.

And I love that color! What is the yarn?