I'm going through a little Central Park Hoodie withdrawal. Knitting, seeming, swatching, gauge doubts, yarn choices...it all boils down to one of my favorite projects of all time. (Just in time for summer;)
Shout out to LH for helping with my photo shoot. I love my husband, but he sinks when it comes to this kind of stuff. Look at those cables...the sweater is fantastically soft, unbelievably warm and I can't get enough. I just want to snuggle with it all day long.
I loved the cable on the back so much, that I continued it up the hood as well.
The only thing left to do is find buttons. This yarn as a lot of give and elasticity in it, and I'm not sure if I would have been happier with a zipper or not, but for now I'm loving my new best friend.
Pattern: Central Park Hoodie from the KnitScene Fall 2006 Magazine
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (7 skeins)
Needles: US 7 and 9
Start Date: March 29, 2007
End Date: May 7, 2007
Comments: sizes run small. I measure at a 40 inch bust and knitted the size 44. Some adjustments that I altered would be: increasing the ribbing all along each edge by about an inch. Plus, my stitch gauge was dead-on but the row gauge was very long, so I eliminated 2 rows from the pattern. It worked out great and the cables look perfect - not elongated like my swatch. I will definitely knit this pattern again and recommend it to anyone first starting a sweater or new to cables.