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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, July 15, 2007

Beaverslide CPH in Alpine Fir is Done!

I can't believe my CPH is finally done. It would have been done earlier, but 90 degree weather & seaming doesn't mix.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I needed to wash it in order for the yarn to bloom and fill out nicely. For more details, please visit my blog.

The specs:

Yarn: Beaverslide Fisherman's Yarn in Alpine Fir, 5.5 skeins
Gauge: 4.25 stitches to the inch
Modifications: Decreased the ribbing on the bottom to 2 inches, did not knit the longer cuffs, short-row shoulders, added 1 inch of length, & continued the cable up the back of the hood.

It's been a fun project, and it's been a lot of fun reading about everyone's choices and modifications.

I would make this again, but if I did, I think I would have to make it a gift.


Lauren said...

It looks great, and like it fits really well. The yarn is beautiful!

Freda said...

Wonderful!! Did you have any vertical shrinkage with the final CHP after washing?

DId you use the Beaverslide yarn to sew the seams or something else. I've found that my Beaverslide McTaggart's tweed breaks pretty easily and have been thinking I'll use a different yarn to sew my seams.

I've stalled out knitting my CPH. I'm at the bindoff of the sleeves and only have the sleeve caps to knit. THen the button band, seams and I'll be done.

Your CPH looks to fit really nicely. I hope I'm so lucky.


Lisa said...

I'm really loving the green CPHs and yours looks awesome! Way to go. :)

tiennie said...

Great job! Great color too!

Nicole said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments.

To answer Freda's questions, I used the McTaggart Tweed to seam it and it worked just fine. I had luck when I used a strand no more than 10 in. to seam.

I experienced no shrinking whatsoever, and that's consistent with my swatch results.

Freda, I bet yours will turn out lovely and I can't wait to see it done.