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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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Hi all, I am working on the CPH in size 48". I have one sleeve to go. Modifications I made are:

- used Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran (bit harsh on the fingers, like knitting with a pot scourer!) in a dark tweedy blue (sort of French navy)

- made it a bit longer - 15"

- adjusted sleeve cap as my row gauge is more than the Tahki one

- used 4.5mm needles for the rib on the fronts and back as it seemed a bit tight. used 4mm for sleeves.

Here is a pic.

I need advice please - do you block before joining the shoulders for the hood and button bands? I think I have to soak this as it's so stiff I need to soften it up! But if I do this the hood and button bands will be a different texture so guess I need to soak them to at the end? Advice gratefully received!
(I'll be honest with you, I'll be glad when this is done, knitting on dark yarn is a bit debilitating after a while!!)


Kris said...

I blocked all the pieces then knit the hood part. You can always block the hood in the end...although I never did. For me blocking the pieces made it easier to seam.

It's looking great, can't wait to see a finished photo.

SueBee said...

Thanks Kris, I've soaked it and now just have to spin it lightly and pin it out (JuSt??)