Central Park Hoodie

Being relatively new to knitting (only picked it up last year) meant that I’m only slowly coming round to knit patterns that were wildly popular months or even years ago. One of such patterns is the Central Park Hoodie which was published in 2006.

I love hoodies and wear them all the time. Well, only in air-conditioned places of course, outside weather in Singapore is not exactly hoodie-friendly.

I’m knitting the hoodie in the Rowan All Seasons Cotton yarn I scored on eBay. Before I started the pattern, I even made a proper swatch, blocked and all! Of course, I also cheated and didn’t make a full size swatch but hey, for someone as lazy as me, it’s a miracle that I even swatched at all!

Central Park Hoodie

The pattern is really simple so far and works up pretty fast. I decided to go with short rows and three-needle bind off for the shoulder seams after reading the posts on the CPH group on Ravelry. The short rows did kick my arse a bit as I’ve never done it before.

I’m only up to the left front piece so far. I wonder if I can get this finished before June is out. I’m dying to start on the fabulous February Lady Sweater! I’ve always thought the baby version looks so cute!

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4 thoughts on “Central Park Hoodie

  1. “Being relatively new to knitting (only picked it up last year) meant that I’m only slowly coming round to knit patterns that were wildly popular months or even years ago. ”

    That’s me too! A class-mate in my Sally Melville class was wearing a beautiful rust colored Central Park Hoodie. I LOVE the cable that runs up the back of the hood itself. It looks very complex, and I’m surprised and encouraged that you think it is “really simple so far”. Your cable work is beautiful! I can’t believe you started knitting last year!

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    • It’s “simple so far” because I’ve not reached any of the tricky parts (the hood, seaming etc)! ;)

      If you ever decide to knit CPH, come join the KAL on Ravelry! And thanks for the kind words! I actually tried to learn to knit many years ago but had the hardest time with the cast-on so I gave up. It was only when I came across the videos on Knitting Help last year that I managed to start knitting. Even today, I’m still not a fan of casting on. Bleargh.

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