Modern Top-Down Knitting
Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker
Authors: By Kristina McGowan
Imprint: STC Craft
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 10/1/2010
Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 9 7/8
Page Count: 160
Illustrations: 116 full-color illustrations
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About the book
For decades, knitters have been constructing garments using the wonderfully efficient top-down technique made famous by Barbara G. Walker in her renowned tome Knitting from the Top. But never have the results looked as glamorous and city-chic as they do in Modern Top-Down Knitting. In this sophisticated womenswear collection, designer Kristina McGowan presents streamlined, feminine dresses, tunics, and skirts; elegant cardigans and pullovers; and stylish go-to accessories such as hats and mitts. Also included are step-by-step photo tutorials that make top-down techniques easy to understand and sizing and style adjustments a cinch to achieve. Detailed instructions are also included for finishing garments with couture-quality trims and linings, so they look just as elegant on the inside as they do on the outside.
"Kristina McGowan presents a charming collection of original designs in knitwear, to inspire knitters of all levels of skill. Her work incorporates the two essential qualities of good knitting direction: (1) her ideas are fresh, fashionable, and interesting; and (2) her instructions are clear and easily followed. Hers is an excellent book."
Barbara G. Walker
About the author
Kristina McGowan is a New York City-based knitwear designer. She holds a doctorate degree in social science from Syracuse University.