Saturday, September 12, 2009

FO: Central Park Hoodie

The Stats:

Started: December 26th 2008
Finished: August 30th 2009
Pattern: Central Park Hoodie (rav link) from Knitscene Fall 2006, also available from the Interweave Store
Yarn Used:BunkyBoBos' BunkyBoBos Worsted Wool in the Poseidon Colorway (a special request) Browse BunkyBoBo's Etsy Shop.
Yardage:I ordered 8 skeins, totaling 1760 yards, and still have roughly a little less than 2 skeins left. Of course, I did do a few modifications. (skeins were 220 yds)
Size Made: I did the 42" and then had a 1/2 stitch/inch larger gauge for the tiny amount of positive ease I wanted.
Modifications: Are all outlined on my Rav Page. Here are the highlights:
-1/2 stitch/inch larger gauge to allow a little bit of positive ease
-lengthened the ribbing sections to 5"
-lengthened body before armhole shaping to 15" instead of the 14.5" (partially because I felt 14.5 was a silly number, and partially because I knew I wanted the hoodie to be longer, so I was adding length in the place that made sense.)
-Continued the central back cable all the way up the hood. Found instructions to adjust shaping here. (Look at Feb 27th post "Hood Accompli")
-Zipper instead of buttons (a two way separating zipper)
Would I do it again?:Yes. The pattern is easy, interesting enough, and well designed. I think I would do it again, but this time, not make the sleeves so long (I wanted to wear them cuffed so I made them really long, but for general use, I think the ribbing is nice enough). I would also go back and do some pockets. Hoodies need pockets, and Ravelry has a few free patterns for pockets for the CPH.

Thank you, thank you, I DID make a sweater. (*cough cough* so much for NaKniSweMoDo, huh?)


Crafty Coug said...

Ya, so you did 1 sweater in the time it was supposed to take you to make 8, but it looks like it was worth it! It turned out AWESOME! Congratulations on a job well done :) Which will you do next?

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

1....8...what's the difference?

Working on the Hooded Jacket for Phoenix Bess, and then onto Christmas knitting. oh squee