Episode 613 - Top Down

Jan 26, 2011

Be inspired by modern top-down projects on this episode of Knitting Daily TV. The top-down technique made famous by Barbara G. Walker is popular with knitters today because it requires no seaming and allows you to try on garments as you knit--making it easier to alter and customize a garment for different body shapes.

Watch a preview of episode 613:

Getting Started:

Eunny begins this episode with some advanced tips for making increases in a knitted garment. For more tricks from Eunny and guests of Knitting Daily TV Series 600, download your free eBook of 22 Techniques for Knitters of All Levels.
Sponsored by Interweave.

Designer Spotlight:

Editor of Knitscene magazine Lisa Shroyer joins Eunny on location to discuss her new book, Knitting Plus (Interweave, 2011). Lisa talks about basic sweater construction for plus-sized women and how a top-down pullover can be easily adapted and altered for a custom fit. Download your free pattern for the Farrington Pullover sweater, worn by Lisa in this episode. Visit Brown Sheep's website for yarns seen in this segment.
Sponsored by Brown Sheep Company, Inc.

Crochet Edgings and Trims:

Shay joins crochet expert Kristin Omdahl on this segment of Crochet Corner. Kristin demonstrates a great idea for using crochet edgings to make jewelry and other stylish accessories.
Sponsored by Interweave.


Adina Klein joins Shay in the studio to demonstrate some versatile and trendy wraps, a stylish accessory for this season. These designs are sure to be your favorite go-to garment when cooler tempatures arrive. Download your free pattern for the Natalie Shrug seen in this episode.
Sponsored by Tahki Stacy Charles.

Quick Tip:

Eunny wraps up this season of Knitting Daily TV with a quick lesson for picking up stitches evenly along any curved or straight edge. For more tips from Eunny, download the 22 Techniques for Knitters of All Levels eBook.
Sponsored by Interweave.

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NormaMA wrote
on Feb 3, 2011 12:27 PM

on show 311, there is a lovely stripped black and grey/white cardigan on the maniquin near Shay during the Barry Kline segment.  Where can I get the pattern??  Thanks..NormaM0126@aol.com

gayla@2 wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 5:12 PM

I love Shay,s crocheted Granny Square sweater.  Pattern availble?

on Apr 26, 2011 1:26 PM

On show 613, the "crochet corner"  expert Kristin Omdahl is demonstrating the use of  crochet edgings.  Kristin is wearing a beautiful crochet shrug and I would like to know where can I find that pattern?  

Thanks for all your help,  keschesed@aol.com.

Rabibull wrote
on May 7, 2011 11:12 AM

What is the pattern for the pink flower shrug Kristin bases the earrings off of?

Ilene1504 wrote
on May 14, 2011 10:19 AM

I get so frustrated with your crochet corner.  I am an avid crocheter and want more patterns for edgings and scarves, but you offer so few.  I don't even know if Kathleens designs are for me so I don't want to invest in her book.. I am shaped like an egg, so I have a hard time with sweaters.  Anyway, if Kathleen is going to demonstrate crochet patterns, please make sure we can get copies of them from this site instead of buying a whole book just for one or 2 patterns.

MaryS@7 wrote
on May 27, 2011 12:34 PM

We have a new yarn shop that opened in our towm, we have not had one for a number of years. I am going to go there to buy yarn, for the Farrington pullover right away.

Marda Dewey wrote
on May 31, 2011 6:45 AM

Several members of our knitting group watched show 613 where Eunny demonstrated increasing stitches.  We all thought the techniques were great and would like to learn more.  Are these tips on the web?  We love the show!

JBQ wrote
on Jun 29, 2012 2:34 AM

    I, also would love to have to patterns to the sweater that Kristin is wearing and the crocheted items.

    On-screen in the episode, the " ' Farrington' Sweater Pattern" is listed as the " 'Fairington' Sweater Pattern."  A search term should be added to the Web site which redirects from  the typo to the correct page.

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