- Imprint: STC Craft
- Publication Date: October 1, 2010
- Price: $30.00
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 9 7⁄8
- ISBN: 1-58479-861-0
- EAN: 9781584798613
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 116 full-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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.