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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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The pattern for the CPH is now available
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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

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Ella Rae Classic
Under 7 skeins
Knit for 40" size
US 5 for ribbing and US 6 for body
(knit picks options)
After 2 days of button shopping---- here it is;)
(a button's a button until you knit a sweater- is all I'm sayin...)
Fits great. (a bit big)
Will make it again.


Madge said...

Great job!

And I agree - the perfect button is key. :)

tiennie said...

Great job! Love the brilliant blue color.

Juls said...

this is lovely and what a great photo composition!! I haven't made it to the button part--I imagine 2 days may not be enough for me.

Tracey, in MI said...

thnx;) Have to say- even after 2 days---- the buttons are just "ok" I don't know what I had in mind--- but I couldn't find anything I absolutely loved.

sweetarts3 said...

How would you rate the yarn you used on softness? Could you compare it to another common wool for me? I'm trying to decide on a wool yarn with excellent stitch definition, but one that won't scratch my limbs off or break the bank. Ella Rae Classic seems like it could fit the bill, so to speak.

Tracey, in MI said...

Great stitch definition....
softness probably a 6 out of 10 if malabrigo is a 10 for wool. (It's my "10" for wool softieness;)

Comparable to Galway- in my opinion. I think cascade 220 might be softer, and comparable in price.