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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!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Soooo close

I know that most of the posting out here recently has been for finished CPHs, but mine is still a Work in Progress. I wanted to share a great tutorial from Knitty.com which includes photos. This bit of instruction was very helpful to me in doing my first set-in sleeve. I used the weaving technique and mattress stitch, and I'm happy with how this first attempt has turned out so far (wish me luck on sleeve #2).

The tutorial is here on Knitty


CPH - SetIn Sleeve 003

CPH - SetIn Sleeve 002

Hint: I blocked all pieces, then seamed all pieces (body and the sleeves) before setting in the sleeve and I must say this was VERY helpful in keeping my seam even all the way around the armhole. I think I would have had more trouble with bunching had I attempted to do this flat, so "tube to tube" is a good way to go! (P.S. That's a tip I heard on a previous episode of the Stash and Burn podcast about finishing)

To those out there still working on it, keep at it. And for the finishers - all that I've seen have been lovely!!

1 comment:

Freda said...

Great job! And thanks for posting the link to the sleeve tutorial. I will definitely need that when I'm ready to set in my sleeves.