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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.

**************** UPDATE ****************
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

yarn suggestions?

I'm seriously gearing up to do this, but wondered if there is an archive of what yarns people have used, pros and cons, suggestions etc. thanks so much


Kris said...

I don't know if there is one list of everyone's yarn, but I can tell you about mine. I'm knitting with Berroco Ultra Alpaca and I'm loving how it's knitting up. I think a lot of it has to do with your likes and dislikes and sometimes price too. I first fell in love with a chocolate brown Classic Elite that would have cost me close to $200. Your best bet is to buy one skein of some yarn you like and test knit it to see if you get gauge and like the yarn. Good luck.

sweetarts3 said...

I have used Lion Wool Ease for a teenager (machine friendly) and Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran (still not done because it's difficult for me to seam with) and have Cascade 220 for the CPH I'll be making for myself this time. I might make another in wool ease simply because it's VERY easy care and VERY cheap! Good luck, there are an overwhelming number of excellent choices!!

Pam said...

I used Cascade Sierra Quatro, which is lighter than the gauge the pattern called for. It required some alterations in the pattern, but the sweater turned out nicely. See it here -

Hilary said...

I used Cascade 220 and was very happy with it; I spent less than $40 for the whole thing.

Tracey, in MI said...

Ella Rae Worsted for the first one--- Cascade Sierra for #2 loving them both so far;)

Freda said...

I'm using Beaverslide McTaggert's tweed fisherman weight. It knits up heavier and denser than Cascade 220 but I am getting gauge on the suggested needle sizes, US6 and US8.

Brenda in Toronto said...

I used Sirdar Donegal Tweed - affordable, excellent yardage AND machine washable/dryable! Knits up soft and cozy - not too warm.

Nicole said...

I'm working with Beaverslide's Fisherman's weight yarn. I chose this yarn because it had a rugged look to it. I wanted a casual looking hoodie. And the yardage is excellent - it didn't even take 2 full skeins to complete the back in the 36 in size!