Summary

Barbara Walkers "Knitting from the Top," originally published in 1972, is a treasure trove of inspiration about the technique of knitting garments from the top down (for example, knitting a sweater from the neck down to the hem or a hat from the crown down to the brim). In 2010, STC Craft published Kristina McGowans successful "Modern Top-Down Knitting," a collection of fashion-conscious top-down designs inspired by Walkers book. Knitters not only loved the technique, which allows for easy, try-on-as-you-go custom fitting, but also applauded McGowans modern sense of style. For "More Modern Top-Down Knitting," McGowan has dug even deeper into Walkers iconic work--this time challenging herself to design two garments based on each of Walkers 12 basic top-down templates. The results come together to form a fresh, stylish wardrobe that includes everything from sweaters and dresses to capes, skirts, hats, and even pants and shorts.