Modern Top-Down Knitting Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker
Modern Top-Down Knitting
Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2010
  • Price: $30.00
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 9 78
  • 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.