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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!

Monday, November 19, 2007

My CPH - A Work in Progress

Hi I'm Chelle (ravelry: nosheep4chelle) and I'm knitting the Central Park Hoodie for NaKniSweMo. This will be my first completed sweater and I can't wait to finish it. I'm greatful to all that have contributed to this KAL blog because I got great tips before I had started my CPH. I knit the body till the armholes in one piece, also I'm knitting the sleeves in the round using magic loop (one at a time though.)

Specs so far:
Yarn: Cascade Pima Tencel
Colourway: Moss
Needles: Knitpicks Options in size 3.75mm(US 5) and 4.5mm(US7)
Completed so far: both front panels, back, and one sleeve
Thoughts: I think I'll use a stretchier yarn next time. I love how soft Pima Tencel is; however I'm worried about the drape and the fact that the yarn doesn't doesn't hold it's shape after a while of wear. For my next CPH because we all know that one is not enough I'm going to use Tatamy Tweed because I've heard it's a great non-animal fiber replacement for tweedy wool. I'm allergic to animal fibers.
I apologize for the poor quality photos these were taken by my cell phone camera because my digital camera is on a business trip in China with my partner.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

KnitScene Copies at LYS

Our newest member, Lisa C, emailed me to let me know that FOUR copies of the Fall 2006 Knitscene magazine are available from her LYS. Permission was granted by the shop to post their contact info for those in need of the pattern. Thank you, Lisa!

The Sow's Ear
Verona, WI

Sunday 7am - 5pm CST
Monday starting at 6:30am (coffeeshop attached)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Getting a Copy of the Pattern

When I saw the posting of how the Fall 2006 KnitScene magazine was out of print I made a point to contact Interweave's Customer Service. I fell in love with the pattern and several of my knitting friends have this project in their list of To-Do's. I don't want them or any other knitter to miss out.

This is the email response I received:

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Hi Kris, we offer photocopied reprints of patterns/articles from any magazine that is completely sold out. The cost of reprinting the pattern is $4.00, that includes the cost of printing, material & shipping. If you or someone you know would like to place an order for an individual photocopied pattern/article please contact customer service at 1.800.275.2193.

Thank you,

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

want to knit it!

HI! I drool over your guy's CPH pics and want to knit one so badly! I finally decided to invest in the yarn and thought "duh, buy the pattern first"! Well it's not that simple since, as stated, that issue of Knitscene is sold out. Does anyone have the pattern they could share? I have no idea how that copy right thing works, I mean I don't plan to sell the pattern or any product made from it...
If you can help, please contact me jonahsbigfish (at) yahoo
Thank you! Kristin

EDIT: I found it!! Royalyarns.com! And ordered yarn (one month before Christmas, BAD) Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Good price tho, I think, for a project like this. Thanks Kristin

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I'm well into my first trial of the Magic Loop method and ABSOLUTELY loving it!!

I learned the technique by watching the great video over at KnittingHelp.com - very informative, very free and very FANTASTIC!!
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I'm so excited because i've been wanting to knit the Hoodii sleeves in the round, but didn't want to splash out for more DPNs. Plus then there's the worry that the DPNs will be a slightly different size (even though marked the same) than my knitpicks Circs I'm using for the rest of the Hoodie! So problem solved!! I can use the very same circular now! Wheee!! =D

In other news I've had a few things happen (Granpa in hospital I want to knit for) so I'm focusing on other projects for the moment and have had to put Hoodie to the side in my woven basket. It calls to me though sometimes, as I sit on the couch knitting feverishly away on Pa's socks or Gran's shawl - "knit meeee!! Finish up soon, so you can knit me agaaaiin!"
CPHoodie in basket
It won't be long Hoodii.. I promise :)