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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

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

cascade 220

hi all,

i'm just about to order my yarn for this project and need a little guidance. i saw that a lot of you knit the sweater using cascade 220. the question is, is the gauge drastically different, or am i really going to have to knit up a swatch to find out?



Lauren said...

I'd definitely swatch, and wash and block it too. My gauge was pretty different after blocking. Your own tension will of course be different from the pattern too.

I think an hour swatching is well worth it for a sweater I'll spend weeks knitting. And I sure do want it to fit!

soCherry said...

'Fraid it's the swatch route ... although mine lied to me. Even if I used the same yarn as the pattern I'd swatch - it's a personal choice though.

My Cascade 220 swatch was perfect initially, and then the rows ended up much longer on CPH than they were in the swatch.

I always swatch, then I keep them for a big blanket I'm planning, so it's like a project all of it's own - which doesn't make it seem like such a drag. A big blanket that I'll be able to look at and remember every project!

Jill said...

I'd love to hear how your swatching goes. I just ordered my yarn for this sweater and went with cascade 220 superwash.