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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.

**************** UPDATE ****************
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!

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.




knitting elephant said...

The CPH could be made using virtually any aran/worsted weight yarn. Some examples: Lion's Cotton Ease, Caron Simply Soft or One Pound, Lion's Vanna's Choice, Bernat Denimstyle, Mission Falls 1824 Cotton, Knit Picks' Shine Worsted or Main Line or CotLin, Red Heart Soft, Berroco Comfort...

A few with some wool content: Plymouth Encore, Lion Wool-Ease, Patons Decor, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece...

Really, almost any worsted/aran weight yarn will work. In fact, almost any weight would work if you're willing to do a little math! :-) Hope that helps.

Bev said...

I'm knitting this is Caron Simply Soft Tweed.

I even got gauge both ways the first time out with this stuff and I love the feel of it as it has that 4% rayon content (which also gives it a nice sheen)

Hope you find something you like!

pipandbaby said...

My sister and I are both knitting this in Lion Brand Wool-Ease - a wool/acrylic blend. It's making a nice fabric, and it's machine washable!! (And it's cheap!)

Good luck!


Carol in NJ said...

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I'll let you all know what I decide.

Pam said...

Do you have a Ravelry account?
If so, you can check out what others have used. I do that before chosing yarn for my projects if I'm not using the recommended yarn. Good luck?\!