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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!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Week one

It's been one week since I cast on and I'm still going strong. So far the pattern is simple but not tedious and I'm really enjoying it. I decided to knit the front and sides at the same time because I really hate sewing up knitting and I thought I could minimize the seaming this way. I only made one little mistake when I started the cable pattern (I started on the wrong side by accident) and I had to rip back about 4-5 rows. I thought something looked a little funny then but I've got it fixed now and I'm loving it.

I keep showing it off to all my non-knitting friends and they ooohhhhh and aahhhh. I think I might have hooked one of them and now she wants me to teach her to knit. Ha ha! Another convert... The powers of the CPH have her now.


Marisol said...

Its looking great, just wanted to know if you are using cascade 220 and what needle size to get the gauge

Lisa said...

I'm using the recommended needle sizes from the pattern and with the size 8 I'm getting 19 stitches to 4 inches in sts. I'm knitting the 44" size and expecting it to measure about 42" because of the difference in gauge.

Lisa said...

Oh, and yes, it's cascade 220 (my fav!)

Teal said...

Very pretty color and very nice knitting as well.

Marisol said...

thank you for ur response, i am knitting also in cascade and just wanted to check if i was on the right track, we are both getting the same gauge

Lisa said...

Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm knitting the hoodie in one piece, too. I am having problems figuring out the cabling sequence to use (which chart is first? ). I have a tendency to overthink things and end up confused.
Your hoodie looks terrific!