The leaves are turning, a frost is expected tonight, and I actually get to wear my Twilley's wool vest today. Must be fall. That means time for our Fall 2008 Knit Along - the Central Park Hoodie!
Becka made this wildly popular sweater last year and I've been dying for one of my own ever since. It's the perfect lightweight jacket, or cozy saturday sweater. It's the type of sweater you want to wear all the time. Plus, it's a fun knit! Just enough cables to keep things interesting, but not so many that your hands hurt.
The pattern for the Central Park Hoodie (CPH) first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Knitscene. The CPH was such a fantastic hit, in many ways because it looks great on all body types, the editors of Interweave expanded the size ranges and now offer it through their Knitting Daily online store as a pdf download.
Details on our KAL:
First step - get the pattern. If you don't have the Fall 2006 Knitscene, download the pattern from Knitting Daily.
Second - let me know you're in for the fun! We'll be having a kick-off party in October, and get-togethers as we knit along. I'm thinking a cable clinic, and seaming workshop/ parties will be in order.
Third - what yarn?? I'm using Debbie Bliss's Donegal Tweed Aran in this color. Since the pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, the choices are practically limitless! We have some great Cascade Tweeds coming next week, but the pattern would look amazing in a semi-solid - think Dream in Color, Malabrigo, etc... . Oooooo... or the Cascade Heathers. Ahhh....
Or see what may be lurking in your stash, just begging to become a gorgeous CPH!
Fourth - Get started! The kick-off gathering will be after regular shop hours on Saturday, October 4th from 4-5pm. Perhaps we should take the KAL out for dinner after we've all cast-on?
You can, of course, start anytime, and join anytime. Have fun with it!