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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, June 18, 2008

Question about increases

Hi everyone! My sisters and I are currently having a CPH knitalong, and I'm working on the sleeves. This is only the second sweater I've attempted, and I'm kind of learning more about knitting as we go.

I did have a question, about the increase on sleeves. There seems to be about a kazillion ways to increase a stitch - and I wondered what everyone did for an increase, and what they found to work the best? So far, I've been doing a M1L (I saw the video on knittinghelp.com), and that seems to be working well.

I can't wait to finish this! I really love the pattern. It was overwhelming when we first printed it out, but once you get going it's really fun.

Friday, June 13, 2008

No Wool


I am looking to knit this in something that is not wool. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would also like this to be machine washable and dryable.



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hi, I'm new and just getting started

I just got my yarn to start the CPH I am making for my daughter. After buying the yarn (Cascade 220 Superwash) I began reading more here and in the Flickr group posts and now I am concerned about my yarn selection. I am also struggling a bit with what size to knit. I get the sense from what I read that many people think the CPH as written knits up too short, that the arms are too narrow, and that you need to allow ease for the sweater (if you are a 37" size by measurement, you would make the 40" sweater). I'm sure I'll be looking to some of you for help as I get going. Here's a photo of my yarn. I love the color, but am worried if it is too thin for this project.

New yarn, for Central Park Hoodie-crafting 365, Day 222

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A brief introduction

Good morning fellow CPH knitters!

I've just joined you, and the picture is the sweater -- ok, I can see the sweater there anyway.

Every year for the past 7 years I have knit my daughter a sweater for Christmas. (A tradition begun when she went to college in a cold climate)

Last year I knit her the Arwen Cardigan in response to her request for something suitable to wear to the office (HR department in a school district) but that had the style feel of a hooded sweatshirt. I did a few design changes to that sweater (added a band of cable around the bottom to make it longer, knit the fronts and back all of a piece and added a zipper).

This year's selection will be the CPH!!

I'm using Caron's Simply Soft Tweed (my daughter can not wear wool), and I'm knitting in black (under a VERY good light, I might add!)

The box arrived last Thursday, and right now I'm about half way into the ribbing around the bottom -- fronts and back being knit all in one.

I'm looking forward to sharing my work, and seeing what all of you are doing!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Finally it's finished

I love this sweater and can't wait for Winter.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

finally finished

I was done knitting in January but procrastinated badly on the finishing. I keep saying I'll probably put in a zipper but who knows if I'll ever get around to it. I'm just glad I got the seaming and blocking done! Photo on my blog here. Older blog posts here and here.