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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, April 8, 2008

Clara Park Hoodie I

Hi everyone,

I just started blogging last week and knitting is my new obsession since octobre last year. The CPH is my first project that is bigger than a hat or socks. I call it Clara Park Hoodie, because I live in Leipzig - Germany and our biggest park is Clara-Zetkin-Park. (And I'm sorry for mistakes - I'm not a native speaker especially not in knitting language - but I do my best)

It took me some time to find a yarn in a nice colour and quality. The best I found was "Schachenmayer Trachtenwolle - loden meliert". It's kind of mottled dark green new wool. And I use Knit Pick Harmony Wood needles in 5mm (size 8).

I started 10 days ago and I'm very suprised how fast it grows. I already finished the back and the two fronts. And I could not resist and closed the parts to see how it fits. I knit the CPH size 40 (my bust in inch fits this size).
I think the back is ok. It's close-fitting (maybe too close?) but I decided to be satisfied. Fortunately its flexible and at the moment it does not stretch, if I wear it.
But for the front - I know there is still the band to knit, but it seems to be too small. I mean, if I stretch it, it can fits, but without any help it's wide open.

At the moment I decided to go on with the hood instead of the sleeves - as soon it is finished I can knit the front band. I want to include buttonholes and if I still have the feeling, that it is to small I will make a wider band.

You can also read about me and my Clara Park Hoodie in my german blog or look at some more photos.


Rositta said...

I'm working on my second one, the first was a gift. I also found it snug and made the band bigger. If you do that though remember to change the location of the button holes. My second CPH I'm knitting one size up because I'd like it to be a little roomy...ciao

Dana said...

Great hoodie! It's gorgeous! Thank you for your kind words on my blog and believe me, I'd like nothing more than to pass you an orange kitten - - they've got so much personality. There's a chubby/lazy one, an adventurous one (always leaving the bed/crate to explore) and a sweet, shy one.
I'm in VA. Are you anywhere near?


pve design said...

a wink and a nod and a glorious hoodie.
welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.
you inspire me to post some of my knits.
do you know "brooklyn tweed?"

Ksk said...

what is the green yarn called that you used? LOVELY!