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 Details

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 

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    Modern Top-Down Knitting: Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker Reviews

  • Natasha

    I'm a big fan of seamless knitting, especially top down knitting, & I'm definitely a Barbara Walker fan as well. I got this book out of the library after seeing some of the projects people made on Rav...

  • Wendy Darling

    The book features great photo tutorials as well as clear, concise writing by McGowan, who shows interesting techniques in working with elastic cord and reversing the knit to achieve a more fitted, fem...

  • Ann-Marie

    After having this book on my shelf for a while I thought I would take another look at it. It was published in 2010, and most of the styles have held up pretty well. Others have not. Each project, swe...

  • Carla

    I will be purchasing this fabulous book!...

  • Phylwil

    I actually did read everything but the actual patterns--the inspiration for the book Barbara Walker, of course), the overview of the technique and specific instructions as well. Good, even excellent, ...

  • Cyndi Smith

    she has designed some elegant pieces that are reminiscent of times in her past. evocative and good patterns....

  • Charlotte

    Took exactly one note: the pattern of the tummy section of the first dress. Other than that: nah. (also, knitted rings??)...

  • Kelley

    So many things I want to try! ...

  • Louise Wylie

    Easily my favourite knitting book, and it was a present from my boyfriend!I would rate myself as a beginner/intermediate knitter, so although I found a few techniques a little confusing at first, ther...

  • Shannon

    This book is beautiful! The designs are stunning and the photographs are inspiring. If I had unlimited resources and time, I would knit several of the projects - dresses, sweaters, skirts, etc... The ...