Ta da! You know how when you start a project you have in your mind this idea of what it will look like when completed? The fit will be fabulous, it will be a classic look that you’ll want to wear all the time, basically it will be perfect. Those were my dreams when I started the Central Park Non Hoodie. As it got close to the end I fretted over my seaming, I’d only seamed one thing and I wasn’t that happy with it. I fretted over the fit, should I have added some shaping? I fretted over the collar.
I’m pleased to say all that fretting was for nothing! It’s perfect! I love it.
It fits perfectly! I’m damn proud of those seams! It took forever and I consulted no less than 3 different books before I did them. There was some unseaming when thing didn’t look right, but it was all worth it! The collar! I love it took! It makes this perfect to wear to work and for running errands. I’m not much of a hoodie girl so it’s fabulous!
Some people thought the sleeves were too long, I like my sleeve to come down over my hands a bit plus they are easily rolled back so I think they are perfect. I followed the pattern exactly except for the collar which was much easier than that I thought!
Err, I didn’t realized I’d missed a button at the photo shoot until it was too late, and I was too lazy to go back and re do it.
- Pattern: Central Park Hoodie
- Cast on: January 2008
- Weaving in: March 14, 2008
- Needles: Knitpicks Options sizes 6 & 8
- Yarn: Cascade 220
- Modifications – none except swapping the hood for a collar. I knit the front bands first, then picked up the stitches for the collar. I was a little generous with picking them up because I knew I wanted the collar to fold over. My notes say I picked up 108 stitches, 10 from each band, knit the 10 on holders from the front, picked up 15 along the front necklines. I know the ribbing is knit 2 on both ends so I think that’s right.
- This is hands down my favorite of all my knits! I love the cables, the design, the fit, the buttons I picked the collar, you name it! 🙂