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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!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

CPH FO happy dance!

I finished my hoodie last night. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Especially given the egregious error I made a while back. My left armhole was 10 rows deeper than my right armhole, but I didn't discover that until after I had joined the shoulders and knit the entire hood. Yikes. I had to cut the knitting, rip down 10 rows, and graft it all back together. And it worked.

Here's the end product!



I started this on September 16, and finished on October 28. That's pretty quick for a sweater for me. I used Louet Riverstone Worsted, six skeins.

Mods: short row shoulders and three needle bindoff to join them, and I continued the cable up the hood. I also ran a line of slip stitch crochet along the back neck to keep the fabric from stretching out (hat tip to the Yarn Harlot for that one!).

More gory details on my blog: http://pdxknitterati.com/2008/10/29/central-park-hoodie/

I love this sweater!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's Done!

Finished last night -- and it's not even Christmas Eve yet -- WOW!

These are not the greatest pictures, but I don't have someone to model it for until Christmas Day!

I used 8+ 3 ounce skeins of Caron Simply Soft Tweed, put on buttons, and carried the cable all the way to the top of the hood

I'm considering knitting this one again for myself -- I love the look of it, and since I have 3+ skeins of the yarn left, I wouldn't have to buy much to make a second one -- we'll see

It's been a blast!