The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters

Sweaters from the Top Down — Set-In Sleeve Style

Because they can be tried on for fit along the way and because they require no seaming, many knitters prefer to knit sweaters from the top-down. Following the techniques outlined in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, learn the basics for knitting a sweater from the top down by knitting a miniature crewneck pullover in worsted-weight yarn. You’ll learn basic sweater design and construction principles for working from the top down, how to use The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, as well as tips and tricks along the way.

A handout will be provided but does not substitute for a copy of the book.


Must be comfortable with sweater construction (back, fronts, sleeves, neckband) and knitting in rounds. Must have a copy of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. Homework is required.


In-person: 6 hours