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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!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sleeve cap size?

Here comes the part where I remind you guys again that this is my first cardigan, so I apologize for the silly questions.

I'm knitting the size 42, which says to knit until your sleeve measures 19 1/2". Because I'm short I decided to just go until around 18 3/4" (wrist to armpit). So then I started the cap shaping, and got really worried. The top of the sleeve (where it is eventually seamed with the armhole) is only supposed to reach to the top of my arm, right? Well, I've done the first bindoffs and now I'm about halfway done with the shaping, but the top of my sleeve is already higher than the top of my arm. If I complete the sleeve the way the pattern says, I have a feeling this will reach almost to my neck.

So, my (many) questions. Did I do something wrong? Should I have adjusted the math of this section to compensate for my shorter arms? If I do change the math around, will my seaming work out ok or do I need to make changes to my armholes?

Thanks so much guys. I promise eventually I'll have a finished CPH to show you guys!


Debbi said...

The sleeve diagram at the bottom of pg.70 shows the finished sleeve cap to be 6 inches long. I knit the size 40 sleeve to 19 and a half inches and my finished sleeve came out at 26 inches even. So my cap is longer than the diagram too, but I'm gonna finish the body before I rip anything.
I'll be watching these comments for what "math" more experienced knitters can suggest to solve this problem. Thanks for asking the question!

Anonymous said...

Dear Wool in Sunshine, I'm not part of the KAL, but I have made a hoodie and changed the sleeves. If you shortened the length of the sleeves, it shouldn't make any difference to the sleeve cap at all AS LONG AS you did all the increases. This means that even though your sleeve is shorter in length, you still ended up with the same number of stitches as you were supposed to. Then, if you follow the pattern, your sleeve cap should be right. You should end up with a sleeve cap the same height as in the diagram (6"). Check your row gauge to make sure that is not where any problem is. regards, H from Australia