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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 18, 2007

Blocking Question

Ok, so I've finished and because I'm impatient I went ahead and seamed this whole thing. Now I'm concerned that the ripping is too tight. I'm going to block it this weekend but I want to make sure I block it correctly, any suggestions?

I also think the hood looks too small, what is the best way to block that?


lynda said...

I'm almost finished with my button bands, and was just trying to decide last night whether I'd block it before I seam it (which is how I usually do). You've confirmed that for me, block first, although you're right - that's not near as fun for those of us who are impatient!!

lynda said...

PS - it's gorgeous and I love the buttons!!

soCherry said...

Mine went like that - it was totally fine with blocking - I just use hundreds of ordinary sewing pins and the carpet [no blocking boards in the UK]

Elaine x

Hilary said...

I blocked mine mostly without pins -- just laid it out flat. But I did pin the bottom of the ribbing to make sure it was long enough. (I ended up casting off on MUCH larger needles -- I think 11s! -- to get the ribbing loose enough.