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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


This is my first post here. I've been steadily working on the CPH since the beginning of May. In conjunction with the CPH I was finishing up my training for a full Ironman triathlon. I finished that on June 24th and have been able to focus on my knitting.

I'm doing th CPH with Arauncania Nature Wool in a beautiful turquoise color. It's my first sweater project, my first cable project, and my first project that's needed blocking. I'm there! I'm blocking!
I finished this at about 1:30 last night and woke up at 5:30 this morning too excited to sleep. It still needs time to dry but I'm so so so excited.

The pattern says to only sew the shoulder seams before starting the hood, but it looks like some people have seamed the arms too. Will I run into any trouble if I seam the arms before starting the hood?



Jocelyn said...

Nice job, Chelsea. Love the color :-). I would say that the only downside of seaming the sleeves first is the added weight while you do the rest. See you Wednesday night?!

Chelsea said...

Yes you will! I have to go in to 9R today to get some supplies. But I'll definitely be there Wednesday too :) And I'll wait on the sleeves...I'm just so ready for it to be DONE!

Lisa said...

Ooooh! Are you putting buttons on it? What do they look like? I can't wait to see how it looks all seamed up. Great work! :)