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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!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


With the cool/cold weather I've found myself obsessed with knit coats - I had been resisting the dire urge to cast on some phenomenal amount of stitches to try to knit a knee length coat when the note from knitting daily appeared in my inbox. I was smitten. So smitten that I immediately purchased the pattern, detoured on the way home to 2 different shops to buy yarn (the first didn't have enough balls of the right dyelot to get the hoodie done) and cast on immediately.

I opted for the knit the body all in one piece option and was originally planning on making it "seamless" by grafting every possible stitch...after initial battles with the pattern (I failed to subtract the seam stitches, and for some reason I thought the Right Front and Left Front started with K2 vs P2 on the RS...no, I didn't rip it out - I made modifications :) ) In less than a week I've knit the entire body and the hood. Apparently I'm obsessed. I've been staying up til 2am knitting away (and sometimes tinking back several inches (only on one occasion) and doing things like unraveling cables and picking them all back up again (I've become amazingly proficient LOL) I wound up doing the 3 needle bindoff on the shoulders because grafting the cable was giving me a twitch...I'm proud to say I've figured out how to graft cables/ribbing for the hood though...I'm hoping to have this hoodie done for Christmas!

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