Top-down Technique for Children's Knitwear

A course by Marta Porcel Vilchez , Knitwear and Crochet Designer

Knitwear and Crochet Designer. Granada, Spain.
Joined April 2018

Master two-needle knitting and learn techniques to create a children's sweater that you can transform into other garments and customize to your liking

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3713 students

Master two-needle knitting and learn techniques to create a children's sweater that you can transform into other garments and customize to your liking

They say there's nothing like the feeling of creating something with your own hands, but, according to knitwear and crochet designer Marta Porcel, the satisfaction is multiplied when that something is for a baby or your own child. In this online course, discover why knitting children's clothing is the perfect starting point to gain confidence before a big project.

After teaching you how to bring current trends to the closets of little ones in her course Knitting for Children's Garments, Marta has set out to explain the top-down raglan construction step by step. This technique is as simple as it is versatile, allowing you to adapt it as the child grows to extend the life of the garment.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 33 downloads

6 minutes, 1 second
Elastic point assembly
10 minutes, 58 seconds
Elastic knit closure
9 minutes, 48 seconds
Symmetrical increases
8 minutes, 56 seconds
Symmetric declines
7 minutes, 45 seconds
The raglan construction
4 minutes, 13 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3713 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 29m)
  • 33 additional resources (15 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a sweater that can also be knitted as a jacket or romper.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to advance in the two-needle knitting technique and learn all the secrets of the top-down construction with raglan sleeves.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of two-needle knitting, which you can learn from Marta Porcel's first course.

As for materials, you need:

    - 100% cotton fiber
    - Straight and circular knitting needles
    - A wool needle
    - Four stitch markers, a measuring tape, and scissors.


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Marta Porcel Vilchez

A course by Marta Porcel Vilchez

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Knitwear and Crochet Designer

Yarn, thread, buttons, and ribbons were Marta Porcel's passion as a little girl. Although she is a trained psychologist and professional marketing expert, in 2016, she decided to devote herself to what she loves full time: teaching knitting and showing the world what you can create with your own hands.

To further fuel her passion, Marta launched Creativa Atelier, her own website and online pattern store where she provides step-by-step instructions on how to knit and make clothing and accessories. Her work has caught the attention of well-known industry brands and has allowed her to collaborate with big names like Katia Yarns and Fabrics, Anchor Crafts, We Are Knitters, DMC, and Knitive. Her work has also been featured in magazines and publications such as The Sewing Box Magazine, Labores del Hogar, Molly Makes, Fair Cotton Crochet, Ser Padres.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Project Preparation

    • Materials
    • Elastic point assembly
    • Elastic knit closure
    • Symmetrical increases
    • Symmetric declines
  • U3

    Design the garment

    • The raglan construction
    • The sketch and the structure
    • The calculation of points
  • U4

    Knit the garment

    • Knit the yoke 1
    • Knit the yoke 2
    • Knit the body 1
    • Knit body 2
    • Knit the sleeves
    • Invisible seam in plain stitch
  • U5

    One garment: a thousand possibilities

    • From sweater to romper 1
    • From sweater to romper 2
    • Knit a ruffle
    • Add embroidery
  • FP

    Final project

    • Top-down Technique for Children's Knitwear

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Top-down Technique for Children's Knitwear. Craft, and Fashion course by Marta Porcel Vilchez

Top-down Technique for Children's Knitwear

A course by Marta Porcel Vilchez
Knitwear and Crochet Designer. Granada, Spain.
Joined April 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3713 students