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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 22, 2007

I finished ages ago...

...But neglected to get pictures until very, very recently. I actually finished the knitting last spring/summer when it was impossible to wear, so didn't bother putting in a zipper until this fall.

Lately though I've been wearing this almost every day! I love it. Here are the specifics:

Size: 52" -- I made my own modifications based on other sizes, although it's great to see larger sizes available through Knitting Daily! There's a thread for my mods on Ravelry.
Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed -- I want to say the color is "Grampian Purple"
Modifications: Besides size, I also did a zipper (obviously), short row shoulders (thanks to this KAL!), and made sure the sleeves were ample enough :)

I do wish I had made it a smidgen longer, but I hope it'll get longer when my baby bump gets smaller :)

Thanks for all the great advice and inspiration on this KAL!

1 comment:

jbwords said...

Hi,I think you look really cute in your CPH and I like the color. But I wanted to ask about how much yarn you used. I ask because I'm a size 52 also and the pattern calls for 16 skeins of 187 yard yarn. That's almost 3,000 yards which seems like a lot. So I was wondering which yarn you used and how much and if it's the hood that uses the extra 1,000 yards...In other words, I'm used to using less than 2,000 for a sweater.
Anyway, thanks for your help.