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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.

**************** UPDATE ****************
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, January 29, 2008

Moving right along

I cast on last Friday and I'm moving right along. I started the Left Front yesterday. I'm planning ot make a hoodless CPH. Has anyone else done this?
Central Park Hoodie 02

Happy Knitting! Bobbi

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Understanding the cable charts

I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out the cable charts, as I've just started the back. So for my size (36") I knit 14, work row 1 of A, k10, row one of B, k10, row one C, k14. Buuuut... What's row 1? I can normally read cable charts well (I survived Knitty's Mariah) but I don't get this one. I thought row one might be the one where the cable is, but I can't tell because the numbers aren't lined up with the boxes. Also, what's with the two plain rows below it?

Furthermore, how many rows does this thing repeat for? The pattern only specifies two, but the charts are numbered to 9. But there's more than 9 rows on the charts. Do I work from 1-9 and start over, work from 1-the top of the picture and start over, or work from 1- the top and then do the two unnumbered rows below it?

Thanks for any clarification you can offer. I'll be making this in Plymouth Galway Paint, in a bunch of reds.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Large Sizes Use How Much Yarn?

Hi all. I'm Jonna and I'm just now joining the CPH KAL. I have two questions relating to knitting the large size hoodie.
First, for the 52" size, the yarn requirements are almost 3,000 yards and this seems like a really large amount. On Knitting Daily, as an answer to someone in the comment section (which day?), Lisa Shroyer said, basically, you need that much yarn to cover us 'big' folks. But on other cardigans I've looked at in the larger sizes, the amount is closer to 2,000 yards. I could even see adding another 500 for the hood but.... so has anyone done these larger sizes and did you actually use the yardage the pattern suggests.
My second question is about the sleeves. I noticed a difference between sleeve shapes in the schematic and I was thinking about doing a 52" bottom but a 48" top. There seems to be more of a slope on the larger size and the difference in inches spanned along the top is double!
Anyway, I really appreciate any help anyone can give me before I start. But I'm so excited to get going that I may just buy the large amount of yarn and work out the sleeves later.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Got the Yarn

Beth picked out the most gorgeous shade of purple Tahki donegal tweed for her CPH - I just love it!!!

Next step - the swatch.