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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, April 19, 2007

CPH Swatch, and Hello!

Hello all - My name is Katrina, I've been knitting for almost 2 yrs, and this is my first post!

Between work and a new apartment, and a million other things, I finally had time to make my swatch. This will be my first CPH (and my first cardigan in general) and I'm using Sugarloaf yarn from Valley Yarns. Below you can see my swatch (and I apologize if these photos are too big) - I was concerned that it wouldn't look good because the yarn is single ply and very squishy, but I seem to be getting good stitch definition. Forgive the weirdness of the swatch in the bottom photo, by the way. Once I got (almost) gauge in stst I switched to the cable pattern to see how it looked. I actually experimented with two different cables - the lower part of the swatch is done over 7 sts, and the top part is over 9 sts like the pattern says. I think I'm going to stick with 9 sts, because I like the elongated look.

As I said, I got "almost gauge" - basically I'm half a stitch under the pattern's gauge. Instead of redoing all the math (I have three WIPs languishing right now due to math issues) I'm going to make the next size up, since it runs snug anyway. If anybody sees any obvious flaws in that plan please feel free to let me know!

I'm planning on knitting the body in the round but probably the sleeves will be knit flat and at the same time so I can make sure they're even. I'm very excited to finally cast on!

1 comment:

Kris said...

I did my swatches the same way and did tons of them on different needles. In the end I had to soak and block the swatches to get proper gauge. Give it a try and you just might gain you 1/2 stitch.