Originally Posted by lactosefree
Dollyce your CPH looks fabulous!
I want to put a zipper in mine as well - when it comes to that time I may be banging down your door for help
Thanks Susan! And, please do call on me for help with the CPH! I feel like CPH and I are old friends.
This blue CPH is my 2nd one!
I made a green tweed CPH for my DD in the Fall. Hers went more smoothly than mine...but, alls well that ends well!
Yeah, I think the zipper makes it look more like a real HOODIE...like a knitted jacket! The buttons and buttonholes give it a sweater appearance.
The model CPH (that green one on cute little TWIGGY) has no closure application...no buttons, no frogs, no zipper. It just hangs open.
If I had failed 3 times
at my zipper, I woulda left it hang open.
I'd have tried one more time...but 3 strikes and the zipper is OUT!
My problem was 'easing' the amount of ribbing onto the zipper just right...so that the ribbing didn't make the zipper ripple. It was tough this time....not hard, just tricky.
For the 2nd try...(successful)...I ran a self-yarn basting stitch along the entire edge of the ribbing, even up and over the hood. I used that basting thread to cinch up and regulate the distribution of the ribbing.
After the zipper was handstitched into place, I just left the basting thread (yarn) in place...for stabilization, if nothing else.