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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!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hoodie Sleevie!

I haven't posted in a long while but only because there's been no knitting on the hoodie front for a long while too! I'm afraid it was put into hibernation while I did some gift knitting - but now it's full steam ahead!

CPH sleeve
Previously I had knit a sleeve passed the elbow before realising it was simply too tight. In fact I was doing the increases incorrectly - only half as many as I should have done, Gah! So I haven't frogged that sleeve, but cast on anew for the first sleeve and am now almost up to the shoulder! A few more centimetres and I'll be able to start the sleeve cap - hurrah!! =D

CPH sleeve (1)
I'm super keen to keep cracking on with the Hoodie so I can have it ready for the cooler weather which is just peeking it's head around the corner now here in Oz, but not quite ready to grace us with its presence! I'm also eager as I've never done sleeve caps and set in sleevey goodness before - well, this is my first jumper so I suppose that's not surprising! So that will be fun to do in only a little bit more knitting time!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Non Hoodie Finished!

I've finally finished my Hoodless version and I have to say I love it! It mets and exceeds all expectations! If you're interested in all the details you can see them on my blog, otherwise here's a pictures!

Happy Knitting!

Hoodless Central Park Hoodie 05

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm new - any yarn recommendations?

Hi all,
Just thought I'd post a snippet to say hello. I've been searching for a while for the perfect first-sweater pattern, and I think/hope I've found it! I haven't bought yarn yet, but I'm off to the shop this weekend then I'll cast on. Can anyone recommend a good type of yarn to use for this? I live in New Zealand so I can't get all the brands I hear mentioned (Knitpicks, Ellan, Cascade etc). I was thinking of a merino-silk blend , or possibly a merino-possum blend if I can afford it. Any ideas? (I'm assuming I need to use a worsted weight yarn...)

Friday, March 7, 2008

My Finished Central Park Hoodie

Yarn: Cascade 220 in Color 8013 (Walnut Heather), a little over 5 skeins
Needles: US #7 and #9 to obtain gauge
Modifications: Lengthened the body by half an inch

Cross-posted with additional photos on my blog here.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Nearly Done!!

Thanks to some a lot of waiting room knitting time I have the finish line in my sights!! I'm going to cast off while Omarosa tries to pull off a miracle!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

just starting out

Hi everyone. I just joined, and the CPH will be my first sweater. Everyone has advised me to knit my first with a pattern that doesn't require seaming, but I couldn't help but fall in love with this one.

I bough 9 skeins of Cascade 220 superwash for this project and am moving very slowly. I knit up a gauge swatch, but couldn't get the same gauge without it being very hole-ly looking. Then I realized that I should probably wash and block my swatch then measure my gauge. That is my next step.

I'm excited to cast on! To determine what size I needed, I took a hoodie that I love, laid it flat on the ground and measured the bust circumference. I plan on casting on for that measurement. I didn't know how many inches to add on to my actual body measurement for 'give' so I did it this way... Do you think this will be okay?