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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

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Clara Park Hoodie II

This will be the second update on my CPH. Last two weeks I finished the hood and the buttonband.

For the hood I decided to continue with the cable from the back. But after some time I realised that the cable will end in exactly that corner of the hood, that is not shown, if the hood lies on my shoulder. So I decided to modificate the hood a little, stop some time earlier for the stockinette region and continue just with the cable and in every new row I knitted together the last stitch from the cable with one stitch of the hood. (I sounds complicated in english ... I hope you understand what I mean).

It was quite hard to finish - especially the cross with the front-band cable was quite difficult. That is why it looks a little crumpled, but I think it's ok. (My first idea was to twist the "back cable" with the "front cable" But I had no clue, how to do this.)

After that I continued with the buttonband. I did it the same way Shameka described here. So I took 3 stitches for 4 rows and after all I had 316 stitches on my needle. It's surprising how long it can take to knit just one row, if this row has this many stitches. The buttonband is nearly 3 inch wide. The buttonholes are over 4 rows, which is perfect for my nice green buttons.

Last but not least I will give you an impression of my hoodie, although the sleeves are still missing:

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Hi Meneme
It was very nice to see your photos. I liked your idea of making the hood cable go all the way to the top to meet the edge cable. I might try to do that myself. I am just starting the hood and I still have to knit the sleeves. I included little pouch pockets in the front of mine and I am going to knit the arm cuffs extra long and put thumb holes in them so that they can act as wrist warmers or half mittens.
Cathy in San Jose California