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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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Monday, June 18, 2007

Armholes and Shoulders?

I have been making tremendous progress on my CPH - in a little over one week I've done the sides and back (I'm knitting them in one piece) all the way to the armholes. This is my first cardigan, though, and as I'm looking ahead at the instructions to come I'm a little bit confused. Mainly I'm wondering why the pattern gives different measurements for the armholes for the fronts and back - 6 1/2" for the fronts and (I believe - I forgot to bring the pattern and I'm at work) 8 1/2" for the back. Will the reasoning behind these different measurements make sense as I begin shaping the neckline? As I said, I've never made a cardigan before, so I'm having a little trouble envisioning how all the pieces fit together.

I promise to post WIP pics soon!


Jill said...

Hopefully someone with more experience will answer but I thought I'd give you my take on it. It probably means that there is just more to the circle of the arm towards the front of the sleeve than the back. Pushing the arm hole slightly towards the front of the sweater than just flat. Its a matter of thinking in that third dimension. Does that make sence? Does any one else have any thoughts on whether this is correct?

soCherry said...

That exact thing happened to me - it's fine. I remember thinking 'huh!?' when I came across the measurements, but something to do with the hood makes this OK.

I can't remember how I knew it was OK, but I followed the pattern to the letter and it turned out great!

Elaine x

Lisa said...

It's not that your front and back are different lengths. The last line of the neck shaping for the front says, "Work even in pattern until front measures same as back to begining of shoulder shaping." What's going on is that you start the neck shaping for where the hood connects in the front at your collarbone not your shoulder seams. Otherwise when you tried to put the hood up it wouldn't even cover your ears. Does that make sense?

Freda said...

Yes, the 6 1/2 inches is when you begin the neck shaping on the front pieces. The armhole knitting continues to the same length as on the back.