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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 17, 2007

Hi. Thanks for letting me join this KAL. This is my first blog post, so please feel free to tell me when I make mistakes, or break any rules of netiquette.

I finished swatching for CPH yesterday. I'm using Beaverslide Fisherman Tweed in color Sweetgrass.

I've knit the swatch on US #8 and am getting pretty close to the recommended gauge.

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The yarn is much greener than in the image, but the texture and tweedieness is pretty accurate. It is a rustic yarn, very soft and has an almost felted look/feel to it.

I am planning on knitting the 2 front pieces and the back together as one piece. I also want to try short row shaping on the shoulders. I like the idea of continuing the cable up the hood as one recent picture here showed.

I'd like to kitchener the hood like Cara did on hers.

I was wondering if there is a reason the pattern has the button band knit in two pieces. Couldn't it be knit up one side, across the hood and down the other side as one piece?

Have you noticed I'm trying to avoid seaming?



Pam said...

Freda, I knit the button band all in one piece. It's do-able but it's a LOT of stitches. I broke a bamboo circular doing it. I'd recommend using either a very long needle, or more likely, two needles to do this.

Hilary said...

Your yarn is very pretty! I want to kitchener my hood too (I've just finished knitting it) but I am afraid to do the button band all in one piece!

I was trying to figure out if I could do the button band in two pieces, kitchener the hood and then just seam the little bit of button band.

sweetarts3 said...

I also knit the buttonband in one big piece. It definitely took a fair amount of time to finish each row, but once I was done, I was DONE! (well, except sewing buttons on) I also used addis, so breaking the needle wasn't a concern, thankfully! Good luck!

hilsbells said...

how do knit the front, back and sides altogether? do you have to add any rows? does the armhole shaping happen at the same time? i'm just about ready to start, but would love to make the process easier, unless this would actually make it more complicated.