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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!

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?

1 comment:

Shameka said...

I am glad to see that you are embarking on your first sweater. I used Cascade 220 on my CPH as well, although it was not the superwash version. My row gauge was a little off, but I managed to get it to work for me when I blocked it.

I would say that it would be wise to knit to the length of your other sweater, and to make the extra length take place in the ribbing.