- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 1 edition (Oct. 1 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584798610
- ISBN-13: 978-1584798613
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 25.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 885 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #293,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modern Top-Down Knitting: Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker Hardcover – Oct 1 2010
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About the Author
Kristina McGowan is a New York City–based knitwear designer.
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on October 15, 2010
I was eagerly awaiting the release of this book for months, but was disappointed to find it wasn't at all what I expected. Perhaps if a search-inside feature had been provided I could have had a better idea what to expect. I was expecting a book about how to modernize garments knit with top-down techniques, that would provide some theory about how to achieve modern style and fit. Instead this is basically a project book with very little general information you can use to adapt other patterns and techniques. Further, some of the projects -- arm warmers using purchased socks, for example -- may use some of Walker's techniques but many aren't even knit top-down and many still require seaming. The patterns are quite classic looking but there's very little information on adapting them and some don't look great-fitting. The finishing techniques may be the most unique feature of the book, such as the crochet 'seams' added on the surface of the plain dress on the cover (which I had assumed was part of the knitting, no). So I may end up finding some useful things in this book but overall I found the title and cover somewhat misleading.
on October 20, 2010
Unfortunate for me, the notions required to shape many of these projects are not available in the rural area I live. Knitting is all about sticks, fiber and creativity. I have to buy and apply elastics and braid to complete almost everything in this book. Therefore, my projects are waiting for another trip to the big town fabric store. Walmart won't suffice.
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