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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!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Short Row Shoulders (an update)

Hello fellow CPH knitters!
I wanted to give a quick update. I have finally finished the back and both sleeves of my hoodie. The back stayed neglected for quite some time because I was determined to try the short row shaping technique to leave live stitches at both shoulders so that I can do a 3 needle bind off for both shoulders. Some of you that completed your hoodies mentioned this, and I was intrigued! I am familiar with short row shaping for sock heels, but hadn't done this on a larger garment. The technique works great to avoid that "stair step" jagged look of binding off stitches at the ends of several rows (as suggested in the pattern).

For anyone that wants to try this, I suggest the following articles:
One from knitty
A great one from Nona Knits (she actually compares 3 different methods).
If neither of those works for you, Google "short row shoulders", and you'll find lots of help.

The basic idea, for those who haven't tried it, is that you have to wrap one stitch before you finish knitting or purling all the stitches on that row; this leaves a gap between stitches, which you will later go back to close up and make invisible. Easier if you try it...trust me :)

Here's a quick shot of the finished product, ready and waiting to be attached to the front pieces (which are now in progress).

CPH - Short Row Shoulders

Happy Knitting!


Hilary said...

I'm so glad you posted this ... I really want to try it too. Your hoodie looks great! Thanks...

Brown Berry said...

Thank you Hilary! I love learning new things to make my knitting easier/faster/nicer looking ;)

Courtney said...

Thanks for this helpful entry. I just finished trying my first short-row shoulders, and they look rather spiffy. If you get a chance, please do share how attaching the front pieces goes. Thanks again!