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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
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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

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hood Option

The pattern calls for knitting your hood and binding off, and then picking up stitches for the left and right button bands separately. Aesthetically, to me anyway, it made more sense to go ahead and seam the hood before adding the button bands - instead of binding off and seaming it later (I used a three needle bind off to seam the hood).

I then picked up the stitches for the button bands in one continuous stretch.... up one side, over the hood, down other side. This way, I avoid an obvious seam at the finished edge of my hood.

Just another option to throw out there!

Hopefully I'll finish the bands and have this blocking tonight! I can't wait!


ETA- Unbelievable!!! Someone just pointed out that I have a miscrossed cable! Do you know how careful I have been with EVERY cable crossing - double checking them all, and I mess up on 2nd to the last cable!

Tartar sauce!!!!!!!

I have to go cry now :o(


Pam said...

Lynda -- I made my hood the same way (well, except for the cable crossing). Maybe you could claim it was intentional - kind of an intelligence test?

Freda said...

I noticed it, too. But the whole thing looked so good it didn't matter.

Check out the January One blog for a way to fix misscrossed cables.

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