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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!

Friday, May 18, 2007

So close...

I've been working on my CPH since October of 2006 (I think I bought the yarn for it last July or August). Anyway, I am SO close to being done, but the ribbing has taken so long, partially because i have close to 360 stitches per row, but also because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with the buttonholes. I put them in and then ripped them out 3 times I think! Now I believe I have settled on doing toggles, but can't find any pictures of the sweater done with toggles. Does anyone have a CPH done that way?

Also... now that I've finished knitting, it's time to bind off. I tried a traditional bindoff in pattern and I didn't like it, so then I tried a sewn bindoff for 2X2 ribbing, but didn't like that either.... and NOW (finally) I think I've settled on an i-cord bind off, but I had finished almost 1/3 of the ribbing when I realized that I was running out of yarn and needed to start a new skein and ALSO I wanted to do an applied i-cord to neaten up the bottom of the ribbing along the bottom edge of the sweater.

Man.... what a process.

So hopefully pictures soon! And if you have any images of the CPH with toggle buttons, please let me know! :)


Kris said...

I haven't seen one done with toggles either...perhaps a zipper?

I put button holes in mine but hardly ever close it...is your heart set on having some kind of closure?

Can't wait to see your finished hoodie!

Freda said...

I've seen one or two with toggles. I'll try to find links.
I like the zippered one's I've seen.

Freda said...

Scroll down the page at the following link. There is a grey CPH with toggles. It looks really good to me.


Lara said...

I like the zipper ones too! I think my bands are too wide for zipper now... but I should have thought of that before. :)