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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!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Diving right in

Well, I did some swatching:

The swatch on the left is Classic Elite Skye Tweed (which I chose having never felt it before in my life off yarn.com for cheap) and the right is Rowan Summer Tweed. I was really worried about how scratchy the Skye Tweed turned out to be, so I picked up some Summer Tweed on a whim at my LYS the other day. I am really just learning about different yarns and their characteristics, so I was astonished to see how differently they knitted up. I think I truly know the meaning of "stitch definition" now! I think the Summer Tweed is beautiful in stockinette, but my CPH definitely deserves the Skye Tweed :)

I wore the wool swatch on my arm for a little while and it felt pretty soft without bothering me much, so since I have a boatload of it, I'm going for it! I have thought about swatching some more since this little experiment went so well, but... I can't wait :) More info and pics at my blog, of course!

Carrie Y.


Tracey, in MI said...

love the purple;)

Saltwater purls said...

Be warned the Summer tweed will grow over time.