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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!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Negative-Progress Report!

My poor CPH has been in time-out lately. I got a little carried away doing the sleeve cap decreases, and wound up with not nearly enough stitches to do the bind-off! So yesterday, the Knit Devil and I promised ourselves we'd devote a Montrose Monday to working on our cardis. She was picking up stitches for the front bands on hers (I'll let her tell you about that) and I had to rip and reknit sleeves. At one point, I was ready to just rip the entire things down to the ribbing, but a bagel and some iced tea and some good encouraging talk got me soothed down so that I could count and figure out where I was going.
You can see by the condition of the skeins how much I had to rip back. The good news, though, is that I'm now back on track. The armpit bindoffs are done, and I'm ready to start the shaping decreases again. I think I'll do this at home with something really boring and mindless on TV--or maybe the radio!
It's doubly frustrating because I've made so many sweaters in the past, and I've never had this kind of trouble before--especially with such a (relatively) simple pattern! I think it's just that my brain really is fried from the heat and humidity. However, I'm determined to finish this sweater so that it will be worn this coming winter! I'll be sure to post when I have REAL progress to report!


Madge said...

Thanks to you we're now back on track with our CPHs. And the hard part is done, so now you can just whip these sleeves up pronto. Good luck!

Shameka said...

I thought I was the only one having sleeve trouble. Don't worry, you are not alone. I missed 1 increased, go to the sleeve cap, and had two stitches less that I was supposed to have. I am supposed to rip out about 20+ rows. I still have it sitting there in my closet. I am frustrated too, and every time I look at it, I get mad at myself. But, your comments made me motivated to finish it. So, I will be ripping it out tonight, for real!!! Don't give up. I am pressing on with you.

Kris said...

oh, sorry to hear about the jail time. The yarn is gorgeous and it's great that your back on track. I look forward to seeing yours finished.

Wool in Sunshine said...

I'm having major sleeve trouble - probably due to the fact that these are my first sleeve caps.

Are you by any chance near the Glendale area? I noticed that "knitdevil" is, so I'm assuming you're in the area? I've lived here for almost two yrs now - great place!

Juls said...

I had to rip back both fronts because I had decreased into the cable by accident...I got so aggravated I had to give CPH a break too! Nice to see you pick yours back up so I made gather the resolve to do the same!!