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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!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

From the Starting Line

I'm a new member to this KAL and I'm glad to be here. I was inspired to make this cardigan because I stumbled upon this blog and saw everyone's beautiful work. This is also my first KAL.

I chose Beaverslide's Traditional Fisherman's weight, in Alpine Fir. It was either this color or this one. That was my hardest decision. I like the way it's turning out in the Alpine Fir. I'm using Knitpicks needles, US 7. My gauge is 4.25 stitches to the inch. I'm making the size medium and the gauge difference will ensure a good fit on my frame. I would have normally made the size large as I like roomier cardigans.

I also made a 2 inch ribbing instead of the 4. I'm short, and I didn't think the recommended ribbing would look as nice on me.


Kris said...

Glad you could join us. This is my first KAL as well and I'm having a great time seeing everyone's different adjustments and yarn choices. I see how you had a hard time choosing the color;)

Good luck, your doing great so far!!

Freda said...

I had a hard time chosing from among the Beaverslide colors, too. I like your choice.

This is my first KAL, too. I am really enjoying it.

Did you do a swatch? If so did your row gauge change significantly after washing?

VariegatedKnits said...

I did do a swatch, but I did not wash it. I don't have easy access to a washing machine. I'm not worried too much about the row gauge since this is a cardigan and extra length might be a good thing. I like your Sweet Grass CPH-it shows the cabling nicely :-)

Dawn ; ) said...

yours looks very nice. thx for the tip on reducing the ribbing. my dd and I were discussing how to alter the pattern since we both are short too. keep of the great work and welcome to the kal.

julia said...

What a great colour! The cables are looking beautiful.

Freda said...

I didn't use a washing machine for my swatch. I just soaked it in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 20 minutes, then laid it on a towel to dry. Before soaking my swatch was 6 rows per inch. After it dried it was a good 7 rows per inch. Cara at January One used the Beaverslide wool/mohair yarn and had the same happen to her swatch. I am knitting more length into my CPH to accomodate this shrinkage. You might want to wet and dry your swatch to see if the same thing happens to your yarn if you plan to wash your sweater.

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Tracey, in MI said...


Love the deep teal....;)

VariegatedKnits said...

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :-)