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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!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Week Two

I am now about two inches away from finishing the back of the hoodie and eight inches away from finishing each front sides. I can't believe this project is going so quickly! I say that now but I'll probably be cursing it when I'm doing the sleeves.

Someone asked about knitting the front and sides at the same time so I'll share with you all how I'm doing it. It might be right, it might be wrong, and any pointers you have would be appreciated.

To knit the sides and and back together I added up all the number of stitches that would have been cast on for the right front, left front and back. I then subtracted two stitches for each seam that would have been sewn (4 stitches) and cast on that remaining number. When working the cable patterns and the ribbing I had to start by reading the instructions and cable charts for the right front, then the back piece, then the left front. This means my fabric is knitted in this sequence from right to left: cable chart C, cable chart C, cable chart A, cable chart B, cable chart C, cable chart A, cable chart A. I hope this helps the anonymous poster who was having trouble with the cables. Happy Knitting!


Wool in Sunshine said...

I'm also knitting the front and sides at the same time, and so far I'm really enjoying it. I think I've knit at least 8 inches since Friday, so I agree with you that the project really does fly by!

Shameka said...

I really appreciate the information. I am thinking of working on a second CPH and want to do it all at once, because I want to use a variegated yarn, and see how the color pools. Can you give us some more insight on how you did the armholes, and how you plan to do the shoulder seams? I would love to follow your instructions. Also, they are very clear and concise. Thanks a lot!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your insight on which charts to knit first. I had it figured correctly,but wanted to make sure. I started with my sleeves knitted in the round, and hope they fit once the body is completed. I can't wait to see your hoodie next week!