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!
Outside in the yard!
Trying a different camera angle!
Zipper application (handstitched close to the teeth)