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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, March 22, 2007

Hi - I'm New!

New Member here, and so glad to have found this KAL.

I just finished the back of my CPH and hope to start the sleeves tonight, which I'll do two-at-a-time. No use visiting Sleeve Island twice if I don't have to!!
I'm using Cascade 220, in Lapis, and LOVE it, however, so does my daughter and she's already threatening to steal it when it's done!

I'm considering putting in a zipper instead of the button band. Has anyone else done this? I'd love any tips you might have.


Carrie said...

I haven't done it yet, but I am planning on it! I read something recently on putting in a zipper at grumperina.com/knitblog so was just going to follow that!

Brenda said...

i'm planning on a zipper too - wondering if the ribbed band will pose flaring problems... hope someone else has answers for us:)

Pam said...

I put a zipper in "my"(really my daughter's) CPH. See my blog post here.

If the button band doesn't flare otherwise it shouldn't flare with the zipper - be careful about how many stitches you pick up -- and block the sweater and pre-wash the zipper before sewing it in. This is something worth doing (and re-doing if necessary) right.

I think a zipper is a good choice for this sweater because it's a closure that works in a garment with a slim fit without making gaps, as buttons might.