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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, July 30, 2008

Progress Report

Last night I finished the body of the sweater!

Here's a closer look at that cool cable up the back

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go ahead and take that cable up the hood too because I really like the way it looks

So now its on to the sleeves (I'm planning to knit them both at once so I don't have to worry about that whole "they don't match" issue)

How's every one else doing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Zipper advice

I'm just finishing sleeve #2 and am thinking forward to whether I want buttons or a zipper. I'm thinking that buttons may create "gaps" when I button it up. How have folks finished the front bands when they put in a zipper...are they kniting the same way they would for buttons without the button band? I saw some reference to I-cord bind off, was this after the button band had been knitted. After all this work, I want to be sure I finish it so it looks as well as possible.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sleeve increases

Oh dear, I think I increased on the sleeves incorrectly - every 6th row instead of every 8th for the first few. Well, anyway, I have finished the front pieces and back. I have used the Tahki Donegal Tweed in a teal with orange and other color fleks. Here they are ->

Monday, July 7, 2008

Revised plans

I wrote recently about starting the CPH with Cascade Superwash for my daughter. Well, I've decided to knit one for myself first. I'm using Plymouth Encore because I found a beautiful green tweed at my local yarn store's 40% off sale. I'm on my second day of knitting and have two cable repeats done on the back. The photo I have here was from the first day of knitting. I'm excited to finally be started. I am knitting a size 40 and plan to make it one cable repeat longer than the original pattern.