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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!


Jeanne said...

I love the purple! Awesome! :-)

pdxknitterati said...

Thanks! The first picture is more true to color than the second one.

I forgot to mention, I lengthened the hood, too. Didn't want it to be squashy on the hair!

Linda said...

I moved my unfinished CPH aside this week to work on a baby sweater for my niece. Your beautiful purple CPH has inspired me to get busy and finish mine ... especially since I can hear the rain has just started outside.


Les said...

It's gorgeous and i love that colour! Sorry about those ten rows!

pdxknitterati said...

Those 10 rows made me freak out, but it was a good learning experience. I never would have tried grafting something other than stockinette if I hadn't been so desperate.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Its lovely and the colours awsome,I shall be hunting that down for my next one!! A great job,it looks devine on you!!

evestarr said...

Yours is the CPH that convinced me to make one of my own! I love your mods and intend to use them all. Would you recommend this pattern if I wanted to knit it in the round and steek it? I would love feedback on this.

Jane said...

That is gorgeous! I love the color!

pdxknitterati said...

Thanks, Jane!

evestarr: sorry, I didn't see your comment until now. Did you start a CPH? I've never steeked so I don't know if it's good for this pattern. I think you could steek the body, but then you'd want to steek the armholes, too, and that would mean doing a drop shoulder sleeve instead of the set in sleeve seen here. I don't think a drop shoulder would look as nice as the set in sleeves; it would be bulkier under the arm. Just my two cents; I've never steeked!