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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!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blocking question

I am still in the process of knitting my CPH. I knit the back in a size 36 according to the pattern and I felt comfortable with how it looked, sizewise. However, as I worked on the right front, I worried that it looked too narrow and added a few stitches to both the center and side seam. Now it looks better. But now I'm worried about the back. Would it be ok to block the back before I do the seaming and the front band? If I did that, I think I could see more clearly if it fit.


Shameka said...

It is always a good idea to block the pieces before seaming. That way, you get a good idea of the correct size, and your stitches lay more flat end even. This makes it easier to see the stitches when you are seaming.
Also, who wants to sew up a whole sweater, then wet-block and wait a whole day for it to dry before you can wear it??? That is just torture. I always opt for instant gratification.

Courtney said...

I had the same worry when I knit up my CPH. The fronts looked like suspenders! A friend suggested I block them first, stretch them to fit the proper measurements if necessary. So I pinned the pieces out the size I wanted and steam blocked them (held the iron above the pieces--not touching--and doused with steam, then let dry). I'm glad I did it--the sweater fits perfectly now. Good luck!