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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, 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...)

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