Modern Top-Down Knitting: Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts by Kristy McGowan
By Kristy McGowan
For many years, knitters were developing clothing utilizing the splendidly effective top-down approach made well-known through Barbara G. Walker in her popular tomeKnitting from the pinnacle. yet by no means have the implications seemed as glamorous and city-chic as they do inModern Top-Down Knitting. during this subtle womenswear assortment, dressmaker Kristina McGowan provides streamlined, female clothes, tunics, and skirts; stylish cardigans and pullovers; and fashionable go-to components equivalent to hats and mitts. additionally integrated are step by step photograph tutorials that make top-down suggestions effortless to appreciate and sizing and magnificence changes a cinch to accomplish. exact directions also are incorporated for completing clothing with couture-quality trims and linings, in order that they glance simply as dependent at the inside of as they do at the outside.Kristina McGowan provides a captivating choice of unique designs in knitwear, to motivate knitters of all degrees of ability. Her paintings contains the 2 crucial traits of fine knitting course: (1) her rules are clean, stylish, and engaging; and (2) her directions are transparent and simply undefined. Hers is a superb book.- Barbara G. Walker
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Knit dec row (RS) Ssk, work to last 2 sts, k2tog—2 sts dec’d. Work 1 WS row. Purl dec row (RS) Ssp, work to last 2 sts, p2tog—2 sts dec’d. Work 1 WS row. Rep last 4 rows 2 more times, then work Knit Dec Row once more—108 (120, 132) sts rem. Work through Row 16 of Cable chart, then work Rows 1–16 two more times, then work Rows 1–12 once more—11 cable crosses from CO. Shape neck: Next row (RS; Row 13 of chart) Work 42 (48, 54) sts in patt, BO 24 sts for neck, work in patt to end—42 (48, 54) sts rem each side.
K2tog, k1, k2tog, turn. P3tog. 5 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, k1 from cn 1 3 36 st repeat sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1, k1 from cn Quidditch, size 9" 25 sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k1, k2 from cn 23 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k2, k1 from cn 21 19 sl 3 sts onto cn, hold in front, k3, k3 from cn 17 15 Short-row 3 (RS) Sl 1 pwise wyb, knit to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1, turn. Short-row 4 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, purl to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep last 2 short-rows 6 (6, 7) more times—20 (22, 24) sts rem.
Rep last rnd 14 more times. Cuff: Change to CC. Next rnd Work in k1, p1 rib, inc 8 sts evenly spaced—68 (78, 88) sts. Continue in rib until leg measures 10 (10¼, 10½)" from point of heel. BO loosely using sewn BO (see Glossary) or stretchy BO of choice. SECOND SOCK Sizes 71⁄4 (93⁄4)" only: Make second sock the same as the first sock. Size 81⁄2" only: Work as for first sock until leg measures 6¾" from point of heel, or 3½" less than desired length. Letter boxes: Work 29 sts in patt, pm for new beg of rnd, [p2, k8] 5 times removing old m, work in patt to end.