Although it has come out with a more open gauge than I might have wanted, it is warm - which is just as well! I might line it with fabric to keep the wind out.
My yarn is, I think, thinner than the recommended brand, but with a very similar look. I kept to the stated needle size and it fits perfectly.
It is a well-written pattern with a very wide range of sizes. My only quibble was the lack of instruction on how to deal with the decreases on the top of the hood if you choose to continue the cable up the back. I fudged it and it is fine, but still...
If I was knitting this again I might make it a bit longer in the body and hood. I extended the sleeve ribbing to allow for thumbholes, which are just gaps in the seams.
Central Park Hoodie from Interweave pattern downloads.
Size 36" on 4mm and 5mm Denise interchangeables.
Yarn: deeply rustic single-ply pure wool bought from Thou Art Woolly at Ebay. I pre-washed and slightly felted the skeins before I began knitting as my swatch was badly warped. This definitely fixed the yarn's problems. Thanks to my blog-friends who suggested this cure!
Odd buttons: from a mixed bag bought at Twist Fibrecraft.
Modifications: I knitted the body in a single piece and extended the length of the sleeves.
Verdict: I love it! I will wear this a lot.