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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, 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.


Lara said...

I'm not looking at the pattern, but "Row 1" is the first row of the chart... the one at the very bottom of the box.

You work the chart over and over Rows 1 through 8 (or however many rows there are), until the piece is the length you want it to be.

knarlyknitter said...

So the numbers next to the boxes don't actually mean anything?

Lara said...

On my pattern, the #1 is right next to the first (bottom) row.... only the odd numbers are listed and the row where the stitches are cabled is row 3.

knarlyknitter said...

Thank you, Lara! Who knows what happenned to my copy, then. Just bought it two days ago. Awesome, just got back from class and it's time for the cabling to commence.

Jonna said...

Thank you for asking this knarlyknitter. I downloaded my copy from the IK 'store' and the chart is just as you said. It makes no sense. But I will go with cabling Row 3. And I think I'll even write in the comments to the Daily Knitter or does anyone know a better way to get to IK?

Jonna said...

I wrote to IK and here's the reply from Katie Himmekerg, Assistant Editor. She says, "I alerted the Knitting Daily folks to the problem and they will update the pdf. In the meantime, the correct row 1 is the bottom one on the chart and you can label the rows from there. Thank you for letting us know about the error."

By the way, has anyone looked at the preview of the Spring IK mag. It's got some really great stuff in it which for me is good since I haven't liked most of their patterns lately.