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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 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!

1 comment:

Kris said...

You'll be fine. Cables only look difficult but actually do them is a different story...totally easy.

I personally only use circular needles for all my projects. They are less stressful on my wrists and make for easier travel knitting on the train.

I look forward to seeing your progress. Good luck!