Central Park Hoodie

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Oops! I didn't mean to go so long without a post. I actually had to remember my password to sign into typepad this time.

I've been busy lately mostly with school responsibilities but also with this sweater WIP. Thank goodness I live in Michigan and still have a good 2-3 months to wear this wool sweater this winter (ahem!).





Here are the details:

I started on January 30 and finished this afternoon (the hood and bands aren't blocked yet, but I couldn't wait to post pics).





Pattern: Central Park Hoodie
Size: 40"
Needles: 7 for ribbing, 9 for the rest
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers
Color: Satine
Mods: Lengthened the body from 14" to 15", lengthened the cables from 10 rows to 12 rows between, used an i-cord bind off for the button bands. I will eventually get around to sewing in a zipper on the button band.
Ravelry Link





Comments: I always thought Cascade 220 was too itchy, but it REALLY softens up after washing. I will definitely be using this yarn again.

Picking up stitches for the button band and hood was killer, but I'm getting much faster with all this practice.

This was a quick sweater to make. I really only worked on it during weekends, so it's definitely doable in less than a month.



18 comments

  1. that looks great! and yes, with the michigan weather you will be able to get several months of wear out of it.

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  2. Wow, it looks wonderful on you! I recently finished my first sweater, a February Lady, and picked the CPH for my second. I am nervous because of all the knitting in seperate pieces and seaming it together. And of course the whole "will it fit" worry. I probably need to just cast on and go for it!

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  3. welcome back, friend! fabulous sweater and a fantastic color. i love chunky cardigans. nice work!

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  4. your favorite first younger sisterMarch 8, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    make me one!! (please)

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  5. I'm so impressed. This turned out great!

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  6. This is gorgeous! You make it look so easy. It is perfect for those chilly spring nights. And I love the kitty that just has to be in all the pictures.

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  7. wow, this is really lovely! what a perfect color too!

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  8. Wow! It is fantastic! SOmething like this would probably take me a year or more to do. I get distracted really easily. It is a really lovely color too! Great job!

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  9. I am so impressed! I still have only managed one washcloth and it took me forever and didn't even come out like it was supposed to. I can't imagine making a sweater like this. You go girl!

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  10. I love the color!! Beautiful sweater :)

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  11. I'm working with some of that cascade as we speak/write! I love that sweater!

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  12. Wow! I am so impressed! It looks fantastic!

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  13. love it, but i do love wearing hoodies, they are comfort clothing!

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  14. Aaaaahhhh!!! It looks wonderful on you. And what a great color.

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  15. wowzers!!! that is a gorgeous sweater! and it looks so great on you! on the other hand, i am depressed that we still have 2-3 months of sweater weather to endure. pleah.

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  16. That is really cute on you. And I love the color.

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  17. Oh that looks soooooo comfortable! You just always make me want to knit! Love the color too. :~)

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  18. This is beautiful! Your knitting talent amazes me. I can't believe how much you are able to get done while still keeping up with grad school. Superwoman!!!

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