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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!

Friday, August 10, 2007


It's taken me a while, and it kinda makes me look like a linebacker, but my CPH is off the needles! You can read more about it here, but here are the main specs:

Yarn: Black Water Abbey 2-ply worsted weight in Pippin - 7 skeins
Needles: US 7 and 8 Addi 24" circs
Size: 48"
Mods: Knit the band as one piece, omitted buttons
Cast on: March 2007 Finished: August 2007

Except for my yarn choice, this project was a great knit. Unfortunately, the BWA two-ply is very tightly spun, and very rustic, and the two things combined 1) really hurt my hands and 2) made my cable tension wonky, resulting in unseemly looseness. (I tried wrapping stitches and Ktbls to tighten things up, to no avail.) But I love the pattern, and if I ever made another one would use a more forgiving yarn.

Thanks for hosting this great KAL. Through it I've made new friends and learned some new knitting tricks, too. Happy knitting, everyone!


tiennie said...

Great job and great color! Sorry the yarn wasn't what you'd like it to be!

mehitabel said...

I think it looks faboo! Definitely a great color, and it's too bad the yarn was so mean to your poor hands! But that yarn burn may heal eventually... at least you're done. I'm stuck on Mount Hood!

Lisa said...

Your CPH looks like it will be so awesome this fall & winter. Congrats on finishing despite the Great Sweater Curse! :)

Zonda said...

Nice color and bummer on the yarn! Enjoy it! :)