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Old 01-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #701
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Congrats on your finished CPH's, they all look great.

I finished by CPH last March but it never fit right so in December I undid the seems and ripped out the hood and entire back. I'm going to start them again in a smaller size.

Has anyone done a CPH using different sizes in the same project?

My sleeves (which, when seemed looked like they were for a gorilla) actually look right when not attached to the rest, as did the front panels. It was the back that looked too wide. I've never posted the pictures here but they are on my ravelry page - jamn2knit

I should start this again next week after I finish my daughters halter top, although I really wish the CPH was done so I could be wearing it right now. We are having a MAJOR cold spell here. Temp "feels like" was 26 F at 6:30am. It's 34F right now. I'm in Southern Florida - it's NOT supposed to be this COLD.

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:44 PM   #702
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I think the Central Park Hoodie is going to go down in history as one of the most popular hand-knitted hoodie of our time! It's as cute as can be, but not too fussy or 'over the top'! It's easy to knit, but still interesting enough to be fun for anyone!
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #703
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Artlady - I wholeheartedly agree! It was challenging enough to be interesting, but the pattern was well-written and so it wasn't too hard. For my first sweater in many, many years (and the nicest one I ever made) it was great! I'm thankful that I saw it here!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:49 AM   #704
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I agree this pattern is going to be timeless I think.

So heres how my night knitting the band around the front went. I have been working on it for the last couple evenings as that is alot of stitches to knit and it takes a while to get a row done. So anyways I am knitting tonight and my DANG NEEDLE BROKE ON ME. Thats right I have almost 400 stitches on my only cable needle the size I needed and it broke right at the base where it connects to the cable. AHHHHHHHHHHH GGGRRRRRRRRRR.
I have it all placed on another needle that is a size up in needles hopefully it wont make to much of a difference as I can't get a new needle to finish it as I can't wait until the end of the month to finish this sweater I am just enjoying it to much.
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I'm done yeah!!!!! I finished it on Friday. I still need to sew in the zipper but I am done. I think I am going to trim the sleeves in black as well. Here are some pics the front, back and close up of the sleeve.
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I'm done yeah!!!!! I finished it on Friday. I still need to sew in the zipper but I am done. I think I am going to trim the sleeves in black as well. Here are some pics the front, back and close up of the sleeve.
That has a nice look to it! Nice work.
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Oh my! What a good-looking CPH! The contrasting color give it a very sporty look! Good job!!!!
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Mommydearest,
I did mine in two sizes. You'll have to fudge a little when you get to the armseye and the sleeve cap, but it's TOTALLY doable. Be careful that the cables line up--in other words, watch your stitch numbers. from the shoulder edge and center back.
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Good info! Thanks for adding it!
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One of the reasons I learned how to knit was to knit a cabled hooded cardigan so when I saw the CPH I fell in love. It took me a while to buy the pattern and pick out the yarn but I think I'm finally ready to start. I actually decided to do the CPH as my Knitting Olympic challenge.

I just have one question. The pattern calls for both US#6 and #8 needles with the larger size being used for gauge. I've swatched and am getting gauge with US#10 needles with Naturally's Merino et Soie (10 ply). As the needles recommended are two sizes apart should I assume that I should use a needle two sizes smaller than the one I'm getting gauge with or stick with the #6? Or is there something I'm not noticing and neither choice is correct?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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