Modern Top-down Knitting

Modern Top-down Knitting

Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Technique of Barbara Walker

Book - 2010
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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

Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010
ISBN: 9781584798613
Branch Call Number: 746.432 MCGOWAN
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Georges, Gudrun


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Sep 07, 2011

Several nice patterns, including several dresses and skirts, which aren't featured as often.

Aug 15, 2011

I want to learn the technique, but I don't like the patterns.


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