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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 8, 2007


Hello CPHers -

Great to be joining you here! This hoodie pattern has been on my to-do list since it came out last fall, and I finally cast on for it last weekend. I'm using Black Water Abbey Two-Ply Worsted in Pippin and US 7 Addi 24" circs.

I'm enjoying this knit - you can read more about it on my blog - even though I'm having twinges of doubt about how small it's knitting up. (I've followed what a lot of you recommended, and am knitting a larger size, but even so I already know I'll be blocking the heck out of it to make it fit.) I'm trying not to fret too much, though, as I'm 9" up the back and have to keep knitting!


Shameka said...

Welcome to the KAL. I read the details on your blog. The progress is amazing. It took you one night to complete what took me 4 days....but, I had 2 hats that distracted me in between. The color is wonderful as well. Keep up the good work. Blocking should make all of your sizing fears go away. Don't worry about the ribbing. Once blocked, it will be a whole new sweater. It looks great!!!

Tracey, in MI said...

I hear about about the size----I'm planning on blocking the daylights out of it----

Then maybe I'll stop eating? Get a b**b-job?