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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!

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Friend's CPH

Hello, all!

Cristi, aka Turtlegirl76, is a member of the Ravelry version of the CPH KAL but not this version. She just finished an amazing CPH and has kindly given me permission to share it with you. So head on over to Cristi's blog and take a look at her FO. Can you believe she did it in SIXTEEN DAYS?

Kind of motivates one to knit, doesn't it? :-)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hello fellow knitters!

Hi! I'm brand new to the CPH knitalong, and I wanted to introduce myself and ask a few questions.

So, I've never knit a sweater before...or cables. I just bought a pair of circular knitting needles in a US size 6 and 29" in circumference, and a pair of US size 8 at 32," and also this gnarly looking U-shaped cable needle. The lady at my LYS was pretty pushy about how straight needles would not be as useful (and she only stocked ones that were 9" long), but I've never worked with circular needles before. Are these things acceptable for the pattern? I think I'm doing the 36" size since my bust is 34."

I'll be posting pictures once I get started. I was so enamored with the color from the pattern that I ordered 7 skeins of Tahki Donegal Tweed #803 online. :X I hope I'm not getting in over my head!

It's nice to be a part of this, and I hope I do alright. :) Viva la CPH!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Finished CPH #1, on to #2

I think this sweater pattern is addictive. I finished #1 yesterday but already have the back done on #2 (I started on it while I was waiting for my 60" cable for my options needle to arrive so I could knit the button band in one piece.)

Here's #1 completed I used Plymouth Encore Worsted weight (75% acrylic and 25% wool), used size 6 and 8 needles and knit size 40. I made the sweater longer, increased every 6 rows on the sleeves to give more room, did a three needle bind off for the hood, shortened the sleeves, and knitted a 1" button band with i-cord bind off. I plan to put a separating zipper in once I find or order (from zipperstop.com) one to match.

And here's my start on #2, which is knitted in Cascade 220 super wash.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Finally Finished!

After sitting in a WIP basket for 2 years, my CPH has finally jumped into my hands. I have finished it! If you want to see the other pics and specs, visit my blog.

Happy Knitting!