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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.

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The pattern for the CPH is now available
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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

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Monday, September 10, 2007


After months of preparation and steeling myself, I've cast on. I've read some of the modifications pages that people have kindly posted, I'm knitting the body in one piece. Along the way, I've taught myself cabling without a cable needle, and I'm using a knotted looped string for a row counter. Since I'm a sweater virgin, I'm pretty darn excited. I'm almost ready to start reading obsessively about the armhole rows. I appreciate any help and suggestions along the way.
I'm using Cascade 220 Smoke Heather, and doing the size 40. I'm going to make it a little longer too, I like a long sweater.


Ann R. said...

Here's my suggestion: keep on doing what you're doing because it looks great! When I read, "After months of preparation and steeling myself," I knew just what you meant. What is it about The First Sweater? Why does it seem like the Mt. Everest of knitting? Anyhoo, I'm right behind you on the trail, looking up at those armhole rows up ahead.

Shameka said...

I must agree. Your progress looks wonderful. I am using Cascade 220 as well, and loving it. This sweater actually looks harder than it really is. Once you get into the flow with the cables, it is a piece of cake. I am at the point where I have to do the buttonband, and then I will be casting on a second one using Araucania Naturewool, because I wanted to see how the variegated effect would turn out. My one suggestion would be to slip the edge stitch when you are doing the bindoff shaping, before you turn your work. This will give you a smoother edge and you won't get those annoying "bumps". When you seam your armholes, you will be thankful that you did that. Also, keep the bindoff really loose at the shoulders if you decide to bind-off and seam. I used a crochet join on the wrong side because I found it difficult to invisibly seam the purl stitches between the cables.

Domestic Imposter said...

Wow, looks great!
I'd like to knit this using a somewhat fuzzy yarn... wonder if it will interfere too much with the cables, or take away from them.

Does anyone know where I could get an online version of the pattern? I live in Germany and so I can't purchase the pattern anywhere. I am in love with it!

caitlyn said...

It looks gorgeous! I am using Cascade 220 as well.