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Old 12-21-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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FO! Central Park Hoodie for DD!
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I finished this hoodie for my DD! Yeah! I was so inspired by the CPH's I saw here at KH that I just HAD TO knit one for my DD!

I used the yarn recommended in the pattern: Tahki Donegal Tweed, in the color shown in the model, a leafy green. I found the best price at www.yarn.com (WEBS) They delivered the yarn fairly quickly. The yarn was scratchy feeling, but after I washed and rinsed the swatch...the scratchiness disappeared. BTW, I used hair conditioner in the 2nd rinse. I hand-washed and rinsed the swatch using UNICORN FIBRES Wash and Rinse. It is a high quality fiber wash and rinse that works wonderfully!

My modifications: I handstitched a zipper into place rather than buttons/buttonholes and made the sleeves 2" shorter than the pattern specs. DD is 5'3"...and shorties like her & I have arms that are shorter than taller women. I am so happy with the fit! It looked like I actually made it just for her figure! It fits perfect in all aspects! I made the size 40 for roominess. Afterall, it is a hoodie jacket. Ya gotta leave room for clothing underneath!

Well, here are some photos of my beautiful, green-eyed, big-hearted daughter in her Central Park Hoodie! She's wearing it tonight to the movies with her husband and friends!



Hood down!



Outside in the yard!



Trying a different camera angle!




Zipper application (handstitched close to the teeth)


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Old 12-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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OMGosh, it's BEAUTIFUL!
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Originally Posted by pineapplesnowballs View Post
OMGosh, it's BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks pineapplesnowballs! I really worked hard on perfecting the appearance by careful, meticulous blocking. It really did improve the overall look!
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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It looks great!!!
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Simply beautiful!
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It is beautful, and looks perfect on her! She really looks a lot like you!
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Absolutely beautiful. Your daughter looks like you.
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My daughter is my kindred spirit! Unconditional love! How nice is that!!??
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What a beautiful sweater on an equally beautiful girl..I can only dream that some day I could knit something that wonderful
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WOW!!! Do you need another DD?
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