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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]

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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
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!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

sizing question

hey all,

i finally figured out how to join this blog. now i don't have to pester jeanne with questions. sorry jeanne.

i have a question for you all. i'm about to get started on my sweater and i've seen a lot of conversation and debate about the sizing of the cph. everyone says it runs small and to go up a size. i basically wear a medium size and would probably initally go for the 36 in size even though my actual bust size is a bit bigger. so i'm wondering, is going up to the 40 in size enough? or should i try for the 44? i want to reduce frogging time as much as possible.

thanks in advance for the advice. i look forward to working this up.


kikiskyste said...

Hi! I too just started and had questions about gauge and size and got a lot of help from someone on Knitters Review Forum. She helped me figure out the right size based on the gauge of the yarn and my measuremennts plus ease. Check the link to my thread (below) with her and it may help. Frogging s**ks and knitting something that doesnt fit s**ks even more! Take your time, swatch and measure to get it right.


Good Luck!

Pam said...

Don't think so much about "size", think about measurements. What is your actual bust measurement (don't tell me, just know it)? Do you have a sweater in a similar weight yarn that fits well (and like you'd like this one to)? Measure it.

Also, compare the "sizes" of the pattern with the dimensions on the pattern schematic. This is always a good practice -- some pattern sizes are the actual measurements of the sweater, some are the measurements of the person who should fit in the sweater. In other words, is a 36" size in this sweater 36" around, or maybe 38 inches around to FIT someone with a 36 inch chest?

Do the math, knit your swatches, choose your size (or make up your own.) Good luck.

Jo028 said...

I made the 40" size & worked out it would be 38" when completed due to my slightly different tension. (18sts) I'm pleased with the fit, I've got pics on my blog.

Anonymous said...

The original pattern used a yarn that is slightly heavier than worsted. A lot of people have knit this with worsted weight yarn and that will affect the final size.

The only way to know what size yours will turn out is to knit a swatch to determine your gauge, know your own body measurements, and do some calculations.

The post on Knitter's Review forum in the previous comment is a very good one.

Jeanne said...

LOL! It's OK! Questions are welcomed. I'm glad the issues you were having with signing on have resolved themselves—welcome to the KAL!