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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!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stars in my eyes...

Warning: Knitting during the Oscars can be hazardous to your WIP.

Hi, folks. My CPH has been in production since September, but by Sunday night, I was confident that both sleeves would be done by the end of the 3-hour marathon that is the Oscars. Heh, heh, I thought to myself, by the time I know Best Picture, I'll have only the front ribbing to pick up and knit, the sleeves to seam in place, the final blocking, and, at last, Fin.

Not so fast. Triumphantly holding up the bound off sleeves around midnight, I knew who'd won each and every Oscar, who was currently "seeing" Ben Affleck, and why so many people have commented that CPH sleeves can be a bit snug. For 3 star-studded hours I had kept gauge, I had followed the pattern correctly, and I had knit two too-little sleeves. What had gone wrong? How had I ended up with a Razzie? (Two Razzies, actually.)

Well, I'd been so focused on the small screen that I never once compared what I was knitting with what I'd already knit. Now, thanks to Jenna Wilson's wonderfully detailed articles on sleeves in "Thinking Beyond the Pattern" on Knitty.com, I know that my sleeve caps don't match my armscyes. So after I hit "Publish Post," I'll be pulling out the stitches above the decrease rows and modifying the pattern to make the sleeve caps a little wider and a little longer to increase their overall perimeter. Be kind, rewind, as they say in the movie biz.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Viking Version Cables


I've started a CPH with a cable substitution. Here is the beginning of the back. Instructions are available on LisaKayKnits.

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay


I am so not in love with this thing anymore. I had a decent enough time making the pieces, I just knew something was going to go wrong once I put it all together. I have no idea what I'm doing with the hood. I just don't see where I'm supposed to start picking things up from - from holder to neck to holder, and so on - how is that even possible? I started thinking that I start from the small number of stitches on a holder at the very edge of the front panels. But there are WAY more than 11 sts between that and the back panel holder. I have no idea how to approach this and turn it into something that doesn't look so sloppy. If anyone can give me a basic walkthrough, I'd be very grateful!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

~ My CPH ~

I just realized that I hadn't let you all know that I finally started my CPH. ;D Here is a pic of the left front. I've finished it and the back, now to get motivated to start the right front. LOL

Yarn ~ Cascade 220 Ruby

Dawn ;)
Simplified Life