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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, August 2, 2007

Almost Home

Okay, I am almost done with my CPH. I'm about 75% done with my last sleeve and I need a little advice for the next bit.

1. I knit the body in one piece and I have the hood and button bands done, too. Should I block the sweater and sleeves before or after I put them together?

2. Any recommendations on how to seam the sleeves to the body and make it look great? I'm terrible at seaming and I could use any help you've got.

Thank you! :)


Shameka said...

I am at the same point you are at, but I did my fronts and backs as separate pieces. First of all, congratulations for doing it all in one piece. I salute you for getting the armhole and shoulder decreases done without quitting. That is my biggest fear, that I will tackle on my second sweater.

I believe that blocking first will help you to seam better. I plan to do it that way as well. The stitches will be more even, and it will be easier to see where you should be putting your darning needle. And the bonus is, once it's stitched, you can wear it immediately.
When you sew the sleeve, I think it would be wise to end the seam in the underarm section. That way, if your weaving-in is not perfect, it is in your underarm, so who will see it? This is a trick I learned from a knitting teacher at F.I.T. in New York. I hope this helps

Brown Berry said...

I can attest from doing this that blocking does make a BIG difference when it's time to seam. It flattened out the seam stitches and made them easier to join.

This article at Knitty.com is great for seaming sleeves into the garment, I follwed it and it worked well.

Feel free to email me with other questions. Happy knitting!!