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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!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

armhole shaping, swatches, etc.


I've been dithering about how to do the first bind offs for the armhole shaping. I'm knitting the body in one piece. I've been told to do the bind offs for each arm hole all on one row. That will make some of the bind off stitches lie away from the body rather than towards the body. For some reason that bothers me.

So I looked around online for ideas of how other people handled this and reread Cara's CPH entries on her blog January One. She used a Beaverslide yarn for her CPH, too, but a different yarn than the McTaggart Tweed Fisherman I am using. I remembered her swatch went from 6 rows per inch to 7 rows per inch after washing so she recalculated the dimensions to accomodate this change.

I decided to examing my row gauge and sure enough my washed swatch was a good 7 rows per inch and my CPH is exactly 6 rows per inch. After some time with my measuring tape and calculator I am going to knit an extra 2 inches before binding off for the arm holes.

Meanwhile I still need to figure out if it matters if the bound off stitches lie away from the body.

Any advice would be welcome.


LizT. said...

It shouldn't matter - the bound stitches will be hidden when you seam in the sleeves anyway.

hilsbells said...

i have a quick question, how did you adjust the pattern to knit the sides and back together? i think i'd love to do it that way to avoid bumpy seams, but not if it will give me a horrible headache....

thanks in advance for the advice.