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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.

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